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  • Everyone (including audience members) at Theater Wit is required to be vaccincated to enter the building.
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By Lloyd Suh directed by Helen Young
Theater One
TimeLine Theatre Company
Visiting Company

Advance sales for this production can only be purchased at TimeLine Theater. The calendar will redirect you to Timeline box office page. Performances will be at Theater Wit and walkup, day-of tickets can be purchased at the Theater Wit box office. Theater Wit Members and Flexpass holders should call the Theater Wit box office at 773-975-8150 to book tickets.

Brought to the United States at age 14 from China in 1834 by enterprising American merchants, Afong Moy is put on display so the American public can get its first view of an authentic “Chinese Lady.” Over the course of 55 years, she performs an ethnicity that both defines and challenges her own views of herself, as she witnesses stunning transformations in the American identity. As these dual truths become irreconcilable, Afong must reckon with herself and the history of her new home with startling discovery and personal revelations.

During this piercing and darkly poetic portrait of America as seen through the eyes of a young Chinese woman, “this quiet play steadily deepens in complexity,” wrote The New York Times. “By the end of Mr. Suh’s extraordinary play, we look at Afong and see whole centuries of American history. She’s no longer the Chinese lady. She is us.”

Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes with no intermission


There is no late seating available for this production.

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Problems? Call the box office at 773-975-8150 during business hours
Sold out?!? We keep a waiting list at the door starting 90 minutes before showtime. Any available tickets will be released to the list at curtain.

[1] Preview performance

[2] Opening Performance

[3] Press Opening

[4] There will be a post-show discussion immediately following the performance.

[5] There will be a Cubs game this evening at Wrigley Field. Please give yourself more time to arrive at the theater than you think is required. The ball park and the theater are less than one mile from each other and traffic will share many of the same streets.

[6] Distanced Seating

May 18, 2022 7:30PM [4] [5] 
May 19, 2022 7:30PM [6] 
May 20, 2022 8:00PM [5] 
May 21, 2022 4:00PM [5] 
May 21, 2022 8:00PM
May 22, 2022 2:00PM [4] [5] 
May 25, 2022 7:30PM
May 26, 2022 7:30PM
May 27, 2022 8:00PM
May 28, 2022 4:00PM
May 28, 2022 8:00PM
May 29, 2022 2:00PM
June 1, 2022 7:30PM [5] 
June 2, 2022 7:30PM [4] [5] 
June 3, 2022 8:00PM [5] 
June 4, 2022 4:00PM [5] 
June 4, 2022 8:00PM
June 5, 2022 2:00PM [4] [5] 
June 8, 2022 7:30PM
June 9, 2022 7:30PM
June 10, 2022 8:00PM
June 11, 2022 4:00PM
June 11, 2022 8:00PM
June 12, 2022 2:00PM
June 14, 2022 2:00PM
June 15, 2022 7:30PM [5] 
June 16, 2022 7:30PM
June 17, 2022 8:00PM
June 18, 2022 4:00PM
June 18, 2022 8:00PM

[1] Preview performance

[2] Opening Performance

[3] Press Opening

[4] There will be a post-show discussion immediately following the performance.

[5] There will be a Cubs game this evening at Wrigley Field. Please give yourself more time to arrive at the theater than you think is required. The ball park and the theater are less than one mile from each other and traffic will share many of the same streets.

Distanced Seating

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