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The Chinese Lady – Play

March 25 - April 30

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

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Watch the Chinese Lady with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park from March 25 to April 30


Explore the past of the U.S. in a darkly poetic and whimsical play about Afong Moy based on true events. 14-year-old Afong Moy was brought to the U.S. and displayed as” The Chinese Lady” as a living exhibit. Afong was portrayed as the first Chinese person to set foot in the U.S. and displayed as a cultural curiosity. 


For decades, the show The Chinese Lady displayed how Afong ate, dressed, and walked with bound feet. Time wore on, and the lines between the performance as the “Chinese Lady” and Afong Moy’s identity became blurry.  


Purchase Tickets for The Chinese Lady 

Individual tickets for The Chinese Lady start at $35. A 50% off promotion for adult tickets is available for some seats. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 513-421-3888 or in person. Tickets are subject to availability.  

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Parking at The Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre

Garage parking is available for $12 by calling the box office at 513-421-3888 or purchasing tickets online. This is recommended, as parking may be sold out on the day of the show. Drive-up garage parking is $15. Minimal free parking is available. Allow for extra time before performances of The Chinese Lady to find parking. 

Use the Cincy EZ Park App to pay for parking as appropriate. Directions to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park through Cincinnati Metro Bus Service  



Various means of accessibility are offered for The Chinese Lady, including seating and parking assistance. Accessibility shows are relaxed for individuals with sensory sensitivities, and audio-described and signed performances are also available. Contact the box office for any questions or concerns about accessibility at 513-421-3888.  


About Playhouse in the Park  

Nationally known for excellence and commitment to new works and as an artistic home for America’s actors, directors, and designers. The Playhouse in the Park acts to serve the Tristate by producing the finest classic and contemporary works, such as The Chinese Lady. 


About The Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre 

The Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre is deeply historical, being where the Cincinnati theatre company was founded in 1959 by Gerald Covell. The theatre underwent a three-month remodel in 2019, bringing many new improvements and repairs. The remodeling of the Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre marked the beginning of the Rouse Theatre construction project.  


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March 25
April 30
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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati,OH45202United States
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