THE WONG KIDS IN The Secret of the Space Chupacabra GO!

September 15, 2016 - September 23, 2016




Cultural Center of the Philippines and

Ma-Yi Theater Company




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, 24, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)



Using a mix of action-driven storytelling, puppetry, and visual magic, Lloyd Suh’s The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! transports its audience into the far reaches of the galaxy. In this “exuberantly imaginative adventure for audiences of all ages,” Violet and Bruce Wong battles with an evil beast called the Space Chupacabra and ultimately teach us about overcoming obstacles, finding your identity, the power of togetherness, diversity and the love of family.


The Wong Kids in The Secret of the Space Chupacabara Go! has had three major productions: World Premiere at Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis (2013), New York premiere in association with La MaMa (2014), and a tour to ArtsEmerson in Boston (2016). 


Ma-Yi Theater Company artistic director Ralph Peña directs an outstanding Philippine cast that includes Aldo Vencilao, Blanche Buhia, Aika Zabala, Jonathan Tadioan, Marco Viaña and Juliene Mendoza. The Manila premiere will be performed in English.


Treat the whole family to the funniest, most enjoyable and absolutely moving theater production of the season!




Aldo Vencilao: Bruce Wong

Blanche Buhia: Violet Wong

Aika Zabala: Nobody & Gimbop

Jonathan Tadioan: Captain Mars, Queeguin & Bandersnatch

Marco Viaña: Prognosticator, Mr. Stinson & Gyoza

Juliene Mendoza:  Imperious Canute, Mailman & Chupacabra




Playwright – Lloyd Suh 

Director – Ralph B. Peña 

Assistant Director – Liesl Batucan 
Set Design – Meredith Ries 
Costume Design – Mio Infante 
Lighting Design – Barbie Tantiongco 
Original Music and Sound Design – Shane Rettig 
Musical Director/Arranger – Jed Balsamo 
Puppet Design – David Parkinson Valentine
Choreography – Edana Mae Labitoria




Ma-Yi Theater Company develops new plays that explore and affect Asian-American experiences while challenging the perceptions of what culturally specific theater should be. By producing forward thinking plays by today's emerging playwrights, Ma-Yi Theater Company believes that theater can play an important part in breaking down barriers and increasing the understanding and appreciation of the cultural and ethnic diversity of our contemporary society. Ma-Yi Theater Company has won a number of accolades including the 2010 Special Drama Desk Award for more than two decades of excellence and for nurturing Asian-American voices in stylistically varied and engaging theater. Over the course of its 24-year history, Ma-Yi and its affiliated artists have garnered 9 OBIE Awards, and numerous Henry Hewes Award nominations. Ma-Yi Theater Company is under the guidance of Ralph B. Peña, Artistic Director, and Jorge Z. Ortoll, Executive Director.






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Ticket Price: P800


We also offer a "FAMILY PACKAGE" at P2,000 for a family group of 5.
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