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THE CHINESE LADY

By Lloyd Suh


Bay Area Premiere Production at
Magic Theatre

Scenic & Props: Jacquelyn Scott
Lighting: Wen-Ling Liao
Sound: Sara Huddleston
Costumes: Abra Berman
Dramaturg: Sonia Fernandez


“When the conditions of society crush a rosy attitude and lyrical perspective and joyful spirit, what’s left? Suh’s answer is that, in spite of it all, there is something left, something beautiful and strong. It’s there in the way Apostol quivers, ragged and weathered, wrestling with herself to stagger on, still for her audience’s sake…Dao’s speech seems to disintegrate all around him. As he puffs out a consonant, you might deceive yourself into thinking you feel a burst of air on your cheek, as if words could leave invisible scars.”

—SF Chronicle



“The production is well done, well-acted and amazingly relevant in today’s polarized world.”

—Broadway World


“This Magic Theatre world premiere is a finely wrought metatheatrical play…as directed by the excellent Mina Morita”

—SF Examiner



“At Magic Theatre, Director Mina Morita wonderfully weaves together a fascinating immigrant story with an urgent plea for cultural comfort and comprehension.”

—Theatrius

photos by Jennifer Reiley