Written and directed by theater doyen Stan Lai (賴聲川), Performance Workshop’s (表演工作坊) Light Years (陪我看電視) tells of the social changes in China over the past 30 years through the journey of a black-and-white television named Xiao Bao. The play premiered in Beijing in September featuring actors from China and Taiwan, including Fang Fang (方芳), Zhang Jingchu (張靜初) and Chu Chih-ying (朱芷瑩).
▲National Theater, Taipei
▲Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm
▲Tickets are NT$500 to NT$3,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Happiness Part III — Forget
Me Not (浮浪貢開花3—勿忘影中人), the latest installment of Golden Bough Theatre’s (金枝演社) Happiness (浮浪貢開花) series, is a lighthearted, comic musical that tells the story
of a young bohemian and his search for happiness.
▲Metropolitan Hall (城市舞台), 25, Bade Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市八德路三段25號)
▲Tonight at 7:30pm, tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm
▲Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,200, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Shitty Life (開運喜劇ㄕˇ味人生) is for and about those who have been laid off, dumped by their lovers and face the disapproval of their own mothers.
▲Comedy Club, B1, 24 Taihsun St, Taipei City (台北市泰順街24號B1)
▲Today, tomorrow and Sunday at 8pm
▲Tickets are NT$500 at the door, NT$450 in advance, available through tickets.books.com.tw
The Kingdom of Performance (2009說唱玩國) is Taipei Quyi Troupe’s (台北曲藝團) latest attempt to raise children’s interest in cross-talk (相聲), a Chinese comedic performance form.
▲Red House Theater (紅樓劇場), 10 Chengdu Rd, Taipei City (台北市成都路10號)
▲Tonight at 7:30pm, tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday
Taichung PAWS was founded in 2006 to help stray animals in the greater Taichung area, primarily by trapping, neutering and releasing them as a humane method of tackling the problem.
The organization has organized a Putt ’n’ Paws charity golf tournament on Sunday featuring a 12-hole mini golf course, barbecue, bar, raffle, giveaways and music from DJs Marcus Aurelius and Shorty. Proceeds from the event will go to Taichung PAWS, which works to re-home and care for stray animals, as well as expand awareness of animal rights and protest the government’s euthanasia policy for homeless animals. The group, composed of both Taiwanese and foreign volunteers, is on a fund-raising and recruitment drive to expand its operations. On the Net:www.taichungpaws.org. For more information, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
▲Sunday from 2pm to 7pm (golf tournament begins as 4pm) at Mini Golf, 493 Dadun 7 St, Taichung City (台中市大墩七街493號). For more information call 0983-109-541 (English) or 0982-588-004 (Mandarin)
▲Admission is NT$300, which includes all you-can-play golf, entry to the tournament and one drink
▲Tickets are NT$300 and NT$500, available through ERA ticketing or online at www.ticket.com.tw
Capital Ballet, Taipei (台北首都芭蕾舞團) presents Ballet Pageant III (玩芭蕾3) inspired by Richard Strauss’ 1905 opera Salome
▲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$250 to NT$400, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Nuance Chamber Ensemble 2009 Concert (微分音室內樂集2009) presents a program that includes Faure’s Pavane Op. 50 for Violin and Cello, Beethoven’s Piano Trio Op. 70 No.1 “Ghost Trio” in D Major and Brahms’ Piano Quartet Op. 25 in G Minor.
▲Sunday at 7:30pm
▲National Recital Hall, Taipei City
▲Tickets are NT$300 to NT$500, available through ERA ticketing or online at www.ticket.com.tw
Absolutely Jazz (爵對Absolutely Jazz) will feature a program including Andrew Beall’s arrangement of the Pat Metheny Suite and Beck’s Jazz Variants.
▲Today at 7:30pm
▲Performance Hall of the Bureau of Cultural Affairs Hsinchu City (新竹市文化局演藝廳), 17, Dongda Rd Sec 2, Hsinchu City (新竹市東大路二段17號)
▲Tickets are NT$250 to NT$350, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Lost in Wonderland (兒童樂園—彈指之間室內樂團 樂活一夏) is a series of chamber concerts for children. This week the concert will feature Chu Yu-you (朱育佑) on violin and Hsieh Yi-hsuan (謝宜璇) on cello. The program includes Reinhold Gliere’s Eight Pieces for Violin and Violoncello, Op. 39, Handel-Halvorse’s Passacaglia for Violin and Violoncello arranged by Michael Press and Zoltan Kodaly’s Duo, Op. 7.
▲Sunday at 2:30pm