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Tainaner Ensemble’s (台南人劇團) six-hour long K24 returns to the National Theater this weekend. In this humorous play within a play featuring nine actors in more than 70 roles, the “K24 Bureau of Investigation” discovers a plot to assassinate the president’s daughter, who’s been cast in the role of Juliet for a professional theater production.

▲National Theater, Taipei City

▲Tomorrow and Sunday at 2pm

▲Tickets are NT$800 to NT$3,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

In Elevator (電梯) by 4 Chairs Theatre (四把椅子劇團), two men get stuck in an elevator. To kill time, the men play a game that will soon reveal their ugly inner natures.

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

▲Tonight at 7:30pm, tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm

▲Tickets are NT$400, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

Lanling Theatre Workshop (蘭陵劇坊), a pioneering experimental theater troupe, is celebrating its 30th anniversary by restaging three works from its repertoire. The first, Cats’ Paradise (貓的天堂), premiered in 1980 and, by conveying emotions through movement and dances rather than dialogue, challenged theatrical orthodoxy.

▲Novel Hall (新舞臺), 3-1 Songshou Rd, Taipei City (台北市松壽路3-1號)

▲Tonight at 7:30pm

▲Tickets are NT$500 to NT$1,500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

Ping-Fong Acting Troupe’s (屏風表研演班) 2002 production The Aurora Borealis (北極之光) returns for a countrywide tour. The theme of this star-studded, big-budget production is first love over three generations and the promises and commitment that run through it.

▲Chiayi Performing Arts Center (嘉義縣表演藝術中心), 265, Jianguo Rd Sec 2, Minsyong Township, Chiayi County (嘉義縣民雄鄉建國路二段265號)

▲Tomorrow at 7:30pm

▲Tickets are NT$600 to NT$3,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

In O Sabbe Dharmakaya, Mia Hsieh (謝韻雅) from A Moving Sound (聲動劇場) turns to the story of her mother, who was separated from

her parents after coming to Taiwan

in 1949. What begins as a family history becomes a monument to a collective tragedy.

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

▲Tomorrow at 7:30pm and Sunday

at 2:30pm

▲Tickets are NT$400, available through NTCH ticketing or online at


Sounds of Taiwan (台灣風情) by Ten Drum Art Percussion (鼓擊樂團) bills itself as a neo-classical percussion performance. It combines traditional Taiwanese folk performances, folk religion, Aboriginal music and drumming in a production that gives a new perspective on the beauty of Taiwanese culture.

▲Sunday at 7:30pm in Taipei, and Tuesday at 2:30pm and at 7:30pm

in Ilan

▲Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (國父紀念館), 505, Renai Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市仁愛路四段505號); Ilan Performing Arts Center (宜蘭縣政府文化局演藝廳), 428, Zhongshan Sec 2, Ilan City (宜蘭市中山路二段482號)

▲Tickets are NT$300 to NT$2,000, available through ERA ticketing or online at

NSO Meet the Master — Eroica (NSO 遇見大師系列—印刻英雄) will feature Peter Rosel on piano performing with the National Symphony Orchestra (國家交響樂團) under Gunther Herbig. The program will include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major, Eroica, Op. 55 and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26.

▲Today at 7:30pm

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