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Theater

What is Fantasy? (西遊記) by Hong Kong director Edward Lam (林奕華), is a modern adaptation of the Chinese literary classic Journey to the West (西遊記). Rather than having his characters search for an ancient religious text, however, Lam's performers are on a search for self-discovery, which often places them in situations of extreme emotional stress.

- National Theater, Taipei

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

- Tickets are NT$400 to NT$2,500 and are available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

The Story of '87 (八七傳) by South Korean theater company Ilter, tells the story of a man who falls asleep in 1987 and wakes up 20 years later with mysterious abilities but no memory of the preceding two decades.

- 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$250 and are available through NTCH ticketing outlets or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Magic of the Dance (魔力之舞) comes to Taipei for a foot-stomping performance. Fusing modern and traditional Irish musical and dance elements, Magic of the Dance is the story of a young couple who fall in love in Ireland but are separated before departing to the US. The performance follows their efforts to reunite and celebrates the long history of Irish music and dance.

- Today at 7:30pm and tomorrow at 6:30pm at the Taipei International Convention Center (TICC, 台北國際會議中心), 1 Xinyi Rd Sec 5, Taipei (台北市信義路五段1號); Sunday at 7:30pm at the Chungli Arts Center (中壢藝術館), 16 Chungmei St, Chungli City (中壢市中美路16號)

- Tickets are NT$500 to NT$3,000 and are available through ERA ticketing

Communicating Doors (開錯門中門) is performed by Godot Theater (果陀劇場) and based on the play by Alan Ayckbourn. The screwball comedy takes place in a five-star hotel where an elderly man is about to reveal his complicity in the murders of his two former wives to his lover. But when his business partner catches wind of the plan, he attempts to foil the confession.

- Kaohsiung Cultural Center's Chih Teh Hall (高雄市立文化中心至德堂), 67 Wufu 1st Rd, Kaohsiung City (高雄市五福一路67號)

- Tomorrow at 7:30pm

- Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,900 and are available through ERA ticketing

Classical Music

Taishin Arts Center Lunch Time Concert - Four Hands Piano Duet (台新金控藝文中心午間音樂會-鋼琴四手聯彈). Part of the Taishin Arts Center's (台新金控藝文中心) lunchtime concert series, this one-hour concert will feature pianists Artemis H.R. Yen (顏華容) and Tsai Shih-hao (蔡世豪). Yen is currently an assistant professor in the Music Department at Shih Chien University in Taipei. She is one of the most sought-after pianists in Taiwan. Yen is the first Taiwanese citizen to be awarded a Post-Graduate Diploma Aspirantura in piano performance from the famed Moscow State Conservatory. Tsai received a diploma from l'Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris in 2002. Currently, he is a part-time lecturer in the Music Department at Shih Chien University. The duo will perform Mozart's Sonata in D Major for Two Pianos, Rachmaninoff's Six Duets for Piano Four Hands, Op.11, and Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole.

- At the Taishin Arts Center, 2F, 118 Renai Rd Sec 4, Taipei (台北市仁愛路四段118號2樓)

- Free admission

- Today at 12:30pm

Chee-Hsin Clarinet Choir - Traveling with Clarinet (知心單簧管室內樂團 - 帶著豎琴去旅行). Accompanied by pianist Hsieh Yi-fang (謝宜芳), the Golden Melody award-winning clarinetist, Chin Yu-chun (金玉君), will lead talented young clarinetists Lin Yi-hsuan (林易萱), Kuo Yu-shao (郭于韶) and Li Tzu-ying (李姿穎) to present two free concerts in Kaohsiung and Taoyuan. The program will include Arnold Cooke's Suite for Three Clarinets, James Waterson's Second Geand Trio Concertante, Michael Kibbe's Russian Suite, Lucio Agostini's Trio Quebecois For Clarinets, Yvonne Desportes' Suite Italienne: I.Roma, II.Firenze, III.Venezia, and IV.Napoli, Gary Schocker's Sonata for Clarinets and Piano, and Amilcare Ponchielli's Il Convegno Divertmento per due Clarinetti.

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