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Theater

Madame Bovary is Me. Edward Lam (林奕華) returns to Taiwan with his adaptation of Flaubert's classic novel Madame Bovary. Infusing the play with iconography from Taiwan, the play takes a critical look at contemporary society's obsession with icons and consumer culture.

* Eslite Theater, 6F, 11 Songgao Rd, Taipei (台北市松高路11號6樓)

* Today, tomorrow, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm and tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm

* Tickets are NT$600 and are available through NTCH ticketing


Roadkill (攔截,公路) by Playbox Theater Ensemble (戲盒劇團) was inspired by a roadtrip director Tu Shih-hue (杜思慧) took around Australia. The play begins with the story of an accident and develops into a work about the relationship between speed and the passing landscape and how this affects human perceptions of the external, the real and the imagined.

* Eslite Culture and Art Space (城品藝文空間), B2, 245 Dunhua S Rd Sec 1, Taipei (台北市敦化南路一段245號B2)

* Today and tomorrow at 7:30pm and tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm

* Tickets are NT$450 and available through NTCH ticketing


The Half-Mile Great Wall (半里長城) by Ping Fong Acting Troupe (屏風表演班) takes a humorous look at the building of the Great Wall.

* Novel Hall (新舞臺), 3-1 Sungshou S Rd, Taipei (台北市松壽路3-1號)

* Today, tomorrow and Sunday at 7:30pm and tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm

* Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,500 and are available through NTCH ticketing (Note: NT$500 to NT$800 are already sold out)


Dinner for One (一個人的晚餐) is a play by Theatre de la Sardine (沙丁龐客劇團) that explores the frustrations a single woman experiences in her daily existence.

* Guling St Theater (牯嶺街小劇場), 2, Ln 5, Guling St, Taipei (台北市牯嶺街5巷2號)

* Today and tomorrow at 7:30pm and tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm

* Tickets are NT$400 and available through NTCH ticketing


Monkey King at Spider Cave (孫悟空大戰蜘蛛精) is an episode adapted from the Chinese classic Journey to the West (西遊記) by shadow puppeteer Larry Reed and The Puppet and Its Double Theater (無獨有偶工作室劇團). It features the heroic Monkey King battling against the flesh-hungry Spider Demon and his hoard of evil insects.

* Ilan Municipal Auditorium (宜蘭演藝廳), 482 Chungshan Rd Sec 2, Ilan City (宜蘭市中山路二段482號)

* Tomorrow at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm

* Tickets are NT$250 to NT$800 and are available through www.artsticket.com.tw


2007 — Taipei Traditional Arts festival (2007 臺北市傳統藝術季). This weekend's celebration of Chinese and Taiwanese culture and arts kicks off tonight when the Taipei Chinese Orchestra (臺北市立國樂團) and Guoguang Opera (國光劇團) Company team up to perform Kuei Wang deceiving Guei-ying (王魁負桂英) on Friday and Saturday and The New Legend of the Embroidered Coat (新繡襦記) on Sunday. Both performances are meant to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the play's creator, the renowned Taiwanese playwright Yu Ta-wang (俞大網).

* Metropolitan Hall (城市舞台), 25 Bade Rd Sec 3, Taipei (台北市八德路三段25號)

Kuei Wang Deceiving Guei-ying (王魁負桂英) will be performed today at 7:30pm and tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm; The New Legend of the Embroidered Coat (新繡襦記) will be performed Sunday at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

* Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,200 and are available through ERA ticketing at www.ticket.com.tw


On Monday, some classic Kun Opera will be performed at Zhongshan Hall with Laments for Four Beauties (四美悲歌), a historical tale about four unlucky women caught up in the political intrigue of their time.

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