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Theater

Human Condition (人間條件), Green Ray Theater’s (綠光劇團) newest play, centers on the life of a 17-year-old girl who rebels against her dysfunctional family’s listless existence.

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

Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm; tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm

Tickets are NT$600 to NT$3,000, available through NTCH ticketing

Directed by Chongtham Jayanta Meetei, EX-Theater Asia (亞洲劇團) will perform Indian writer Girish Karnad’s play Hayavadana. The main plot follows the story of Hayavadana, a horse-headed man whose quest for wholeness underscores the play’s exploration of identity and reality.

Eslite Bookstore, Tainan (台南誠品書店), B2, 181, Changjung St Sec 1, Tainan City (台南市長榮路一段181號B2)

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

Tickets are NT$350, available through NTCH ticketing

Blessed with a beautiful voice, a girl moves to the city in search of her dreams in Lil’ Flora (小花) by If Kid’s Theater (如果兒童劇團). While working at a flower shop, Flora is “discovered” by a music executive who encourages her to be the ghost singer for an untalented but beautiful star. After accepting the offer, Flora finds it increasingly galling that the person receiving all the accolades is less talented than herself — a reality that gradually changes her idealistic personality.

Performing Arts Center of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Hsinchu County (新竹縣文化中心演藝廳), 146 Xianzheng 9th Rd, Jhubei City, Hsinchu County (新竹縣竹北市縣政九路146號)

Tomorrow at 10:30am, 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Tickets are NT$300 to NT$800, available through NTCH ticketing

On Fire (賣番仔火的小女孩), by Taiyuan Puppet Theater Company (台原偶戲團), tells the story of a greedy grandmother who forces her granddaughter to work in a factory that makes matches. The girl befriends a boy and together they discover that the matches are alive. One night, a disaster threatens the lives of both children and their match friends.

Nadou Theater (納豆劇場), 79 Xining N Rd, Taipei City (台北市西寧北路79號)

Tomorrow at 3pm

Tickets are NT$200, available through NTCH ticketing

Classical

Soprano Violet Chang 2008 Solo Recital (女高音張縵2008獨唱會) pairs Violet Chang (張縵) with pianist Norman Shetler to present a program of songs by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Reger

and Mahler.

Tuesday at 7:30pm (Taichung) and Thursday at 7:30pm (Taipei)

Taichung Chungshan Hall (台中市中山堂), 98 Hsuehshi Rd, Taichung City (台中市學士路98號); Zhongshan Hall (台北市中山堂), 98 Yenping S Rd, Taipei City (台北市延平南路98號)

Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,500 for both Taichung and Taipei, available through ERA ticketing

Ju Percussion Group Winter Concert — Percussion Happens Daily (朱宗慶打擊樂團冬季公演 — 擊樂進行式) features works by international composers including Emmanuel Sejourne, Eric Sammut, Gerard Lecointe, Aurel Hollo, Toshimitsu Tanaka and Chang Yu-hui (張玉慧) that were written specifically for the Ju Percussion Group.

Today at 7:30pm

National Concert Hall, Taipei City

Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,200, available through NTCH ticketing

The Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra — Breaking the Dawn (台北愛樂管弦樂團 — 馬勒交響之夜) brings to the stage guest conductor Andreas Delfs, who has recently completed an 11-year stint as the conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He will lead the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra in performances of Mozart’s Symphony No.35 in D Major and Mahler’s Symphony No.1.

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