IN THE SECRET OF THE SPACE CHUPACABRA GO!
Co-Created with Children’s Theatre Company
and in partnership with The Ensemble Studio Theatre
Using a mix of action-driven storytelling, puppetry, and visual magic, THE WONG KIDS transports its audience into the far reaches of the galaxy. Violet and Bruce Wong just don’t fit in with the other Earth kids. Sure, they have superpowers, 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. Violet and Bruce ultimately realize that being different isn’t just okay, it might just be the most important thing like ever.
La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theater
74 East 4th Street
(between Bowery & 2nd Avenue)
Directions: F to 2nd Avenue, 6 to Bleecker Street, B/D/F/M to Broadway-Lafayette
Parking: Available at 22 East 1st Street and 375 Lafayette Street
SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES
January 28 – February 23
La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theater
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Lloyd Suh is the author of American Hwangap, 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, Magic Theatre (SF), Denver Center Theatre Company, 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 Play Development Center, and the New York State Council on the Arts, Jerome Foundation, Theatre Communications Group and the Dramatists Guild. His plays have been published by Samuel French, Playscripts, Smith & Kraus, Duke University Press and American Theater Magazine. He is an alum of EST’s 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 the Director of Onsite Programs at the Lark.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Ralph B. Peña is a founding member and the current Artistic Director of Ma-Yi Theater Company. Recent directing credits include Joshua Conkel’s Curmudgeons in Love (Ensemble Studio Theater Marathon), Ruth Magraff ’s Centaur Battle of San Jacinto, Michael Lew’s microcrisis (EST/ Youngblood and Ma-Yi Theater Company), and Lloyd Suh’s Children of Vonderly. Ralph received an Obie Award for his work on Lonnie Carter’s The Romance of Magno Rubio. In addition to Ma-Yi, his work has also been seen at Long Wharf Theater, Kumu Kahua, Northwest Asian American Theater, ASIA Theater, San Diego Asian American Rep, Round House Theater, NAATCO, Lincoln Center, La MaMa ETC, Philadelphia Shakespeare, Victory Gardens, Laguna Playhouse, Fox Theater, NYSF/Public Theater, the Odeon Theater in Romania, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. He is a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, The Ensemble Studio Theater, and presently serves on the board of the Theater Communications Group.