in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!
Presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Ma-Yi Theater Company
in association with Tanghalang Pilipino and Philippine Airlines, the official airline carrier of the Ma-Yi Theater Company
Violet and Bruce Wong just don’t fit in with the other Earth kids. Sure, they have super powers, they’re just not very good ones. But when an evil beast called the Space Chupacabra appears, intent on universal destruction, The Wong Kids must travel to outer space in order to stop it… if they can only stop bickering. Using a mix of action-driven storytelling, puppetry, and visual magic, ‘The Wong Kids’ transports its audience into the far reaches of the galaxy.
SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES
September 16, 21, 22, 23, 2016 – 10:00 AM
September 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 2016 – 2:00 PM
September 15, 17, 22, 24, 2016 – 8:00 PM
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
LLOYD SUH is the author of American Hwangap, The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!, Jesus in India, Great Wall Story, The Children of Vonderly, Masha No Home and others, produced with Ma-Yi, The Play Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, La Mama ETC, Magic Theatre (SF), ArtsEmerson (MA), Denver Center Theatre Company, Children’s Theatre Company (MN), East West Players (LA), and internationally at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila, and with PCPA in Seoul, Korea. He has received support from the NEA Arena Stage New Play Development program, the Andrew W. Mellon Launching New Plays Into the Repertoire initiative via The Lark, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, Jerome Foundation, Theatre Communications Group and Dramatists Guild. His plays have been published by Samuel French, Playscripts, Smith & Kraus, Duke University Press and American Theater magazine. He is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and The Actors Studio, an alum of Youngblood and the Soho Rep Writer Director Lab, and from 2005-2010 served as Artistic Director of Second Generation and Co-Director of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab. He has served since 2011 as Director of Artistic Programs at The Lark.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
RALPH B. PEÑA is the Producing Artistic Director of Ma-Yi Theatre Company. Recent directing credits include developing a new musical for ACT San Francisco, The Orphan of Zhao (Fordham Theatre), Macho Dancer: A Musical(Cultural Center of the Philippines), Livin’ La VidaImelda (Ma-Yi), Lloyd Suh’s The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!(Children’s Theater Co. and Ma-Yi, Off Broadway Alliance Award), Joshua Conkel’sCurmudgeons in Love(EST Marathon), Mike Lew’s microcrisis(Youngblood, Ma-Yi), andHouse/Boy (Dublin and Singapore Theater Festivals). He received an Obie Award for his work on The Romance of Magno Rubio. Upcoming projects include the premiere ofHouse/Rules by A. Rey Pamatmat, and Felix Starroa new musical by Jessica Hagedorn and Fabian Obispo. He is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theater. This is for Damien, always and forever.
CAST AND DESIGN TEAM
Aldo Vencilao VIOLET:
Blanche Buhia CANUTE, MAILMAN:
Julienne Mendoza QWEEGUIN, MARS, BANDERSNATCH:
Jonathan Tadioan NOBODY, GIMBOP:
Aika Zabala PROGNOSTICATOR, GYOZA:
Associate Director: Liesl Batucan
Production Manager: Dodo Lim
Production Manager (CCP): Clottie Lucero
Production Designer (Costumes): Mio Infante
Scenic Designer: Meredith Ries
Sound Designer: Shane Rettig / Joey Wolfslau
Props Designer: David Valentine
Production Stage Manager: Kerstin Pinto
Assistant Stage Manager: Yen Torres