The Chinese Lady is the kind of exhilarating theater that grabs our attention at the very start, beginning with the striking visual of Collette Pollard’s set. We see an “exotic and foreign” looking box, a kind of shipping container. As the play begins, Atung pulls ropes as we watch it spring to life, opening up to reveal Afong inside the “room” resplendent in red silks and Chinese-looking furniture. It is a triumphant spectacle and perfectly complemented by Melissa Ng’s stunning costume designs, awash in light blues to fiery reds.  

—Harry Cherkinian, Shepherd Express