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Theater

Based on American playwright Neil Simon’s play of the same title, Godot Theatre Company’s (果陀劇場) Fools (傻瓜村) is a lighthearted comedy about a young schoolteacher trying to lift a 200-year curse of stupidity cast on the inhabitants of a remote Chinese village. Stars accomplished stage actor Lee Li-chun (李立群).

▲National Theater, Taipei City

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

at 2:30pm

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

In Classical Ballet Night (古典芭蕾之夜), members of the Lan Yang Dancers (蘭陽舞蹈團) troupe will perform classical pieces including Swan Lake, Giselle and Don Quixote.

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

▲Tomorrow at 7:30pm

▲Tickets are NT$300 to NT$800, available through ERA ticketing or online at www.ticket.com.tw

Brotherhood Falsehood (水滸•誰唬) offers a different interpretation of the classic Chinese novel Water Margin (水滸傳). In this new rendition, the outlaws — who in the original story are portrayed as heroes seeking justice in a corrupt world — become pragmatic tacticians, each seeking to advance within their clan’s power structure.

▲Central Fifth Hall (中五館), Huashan Culture Park (華山創意文化園), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號)

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

▲Tickets are NT$500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Cat Man (貓神) is the latest work by Ming Hwa Yuan Arts and Cultural Group (明華園戲劇總團). The Taiwanese operatic production tells a story of individual heroism versus institutional injustice through Cat Man, a Robin Hood-like character by night and young politician by day.

Highlight

Tomorrow and Sunday, Campo Life Art Carnival (CAMPO生活藝術狂歡節) will be celebrating its fourth birthday with Campo Party, a celebration of art, music and film. This year the party is moving from the cosmopolitan commercialism of Taipei to Taiwan’s cultural heart, Tainan. DJs representing a number of different styles (rock ’n’ roll, drum ’n’ bass, electronica, house, dubstep, and more) will be spinning at various locations across the city. A series of films documenting musicians from China and Taiwan are to be screened, including Insect Awaken — A Musician’s Journey, Assassin, P.K. 14 — A Tour of the Public Kingdom and The Joyside of Europe, an inside look at everyone’s favorite drunk-punk band from Beijing. Other happenings include a “Life Art Carnival” for independent artisans with themed handicraft markets, a fashion show set to Detroit techno and 1990s dance music, and a cornucopia of other artist exhibitions. Because the party is spread out over several locations, it is recommended that visitors first pick up a map at the “Life Art Carnival.”

Campo Party at Tainan Municipal Cultural Center (台南市立文化中心), 332, Zhonghua E Rd Sec 3, Tainan City (台南市中華東路三段332號)

Tomorrow from 4pm to 4am and Sunday from 4pm to 10pm

Most events are free. Some events require tickets, the most expensive of which is NT$250

On the Net: www.campoparty.com; campolive.blogspot.com

--Taylor Briere


▲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 and Sunday

at 2:30pm

▲Tickets are NT$200 to NT$1,200, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Human Condition IV — The Same Moonlight (人間條件四 — 一樣的月光) is the latest installment of Green Ray Theater’s (綠光劇團) Human Condition series. Written

and directed by Wu Nien-jen

(吳念真), the play centers on the

lives of two sisters, one who works

as a cleaner, the other at an

international company.

▲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)

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

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

Classical music

2009 Taipei International Choral Festival (台北國際合唱音樂節) starts on Sunday with a program including highlights from Hyden’s Die Schopfung, and will feature the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Gabor Hollerung, the Philomela Choir from Finland, the Ateneo Chamber Singers from the Philippines and the Taipei Philharmonic Choir (台北愛樂合唱團). The festival will run through Aug. 2, with a total of seven concerts. On Monday, the Ateneo Chamber Singers will perform under Jonathan Velasco, on Tuesday the Philomela Choir from Finland will perform under Marjukka Riihimaki, and on Thursday there will be a concert by the a capella group Club for Five. There will be three more concerts the following Friday, Saturday and Sunday. [See story on Page 15.]

▲Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pm

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