Fri, Apr 09, 2010 - Page 15 News List





On and In Theater (On and In表演工作室) presents Private Fears in Public Places (寞日寓言), a story about seven Taipei residents — four men and three women — who struggle with loneliness.

■ Experimental Theater, Taipei City

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

■ Tickets are NT$500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

A collaboration between If Kids Theater Company (如果兒童劇團) and Taipei Chinese Orchestra (台北市立國樂團), TCO’s Magic Stone (國樂魔法石) mixes traditional music with children’s theater to tell the tale of a magical forest where a magic stone protects all living things.

■ Taipei Zhongshan Hall (台北中山堂), 98 Yanping S Rd, Taipei City


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

■ Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,200, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

Part of the 2010 Traditional Performing Arts Festival (2010傳統表演藝術節), Guoguang Opera Company’s (國光劇團) Chihsing Temple (七星廟) is a story about a young woman who outsmarts her father to marry the man she loves.

■ Guoguang Theater (國光劇場), 8-1, Ln 66, Muzha Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市木柵路三段66巷8-1號)

■ Tomorrow at 2:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$200 and NT$300, available through ERA ticketing or online at

Three actors play 12 roles in Ark Theatre’s (方舟劇場) latest production People’s Tales (小人物語), which revolves around several characters including a retired teacher suffering from amnesia, a gangster boss, a robot and a dead person who comes back to life.

■ Guling Street Avant-Garde Theatre (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

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Chinese News Weakly (給我報報), a popular 1990s newspaper column that pioneered writing news satire in Taiwan, the column’s creator, Neil Peng (馮光遠), is holding a series of stand-up comedy gigs that includes a promotional campaign for his popular iFool routine, which lampoons the iPhone.

■ Comedy Club, B1, 24 Taishun St, Taipei City (台北市泰順街24號B1)

■ Tonight and tomorrow at 8pm, Sunday at 7:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$300 (includes one drink), available at the door or through

Classical music

Mercedes-Benz Classical Music Festival — Anne-Sophie Mutter Festival (世紀古典音樂年2010系列 — 安.蘇菲.慕特音樂節) brings the award-winning German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter to Taiwan for a series of concerts in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung. She will present two separate programs: An Evening of Brahms, which will include Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100, Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78 and Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108, accompanied by pianist Lambert Orkis; and An Evening of Dvorak, which will include Romance in F Minor, Op. 11 and Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53, as well as Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68, with Michael Francis conducting. [See story on Page 14.]

■ Evening of Brahms: today at 7:30pm (Taipei), tomorrow at 7:30pm (Kaohsiung); Evening of Dvorak: Sunday at 7:30pm (Taichung) and Wednesday at 7:30pm (Taipei)

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City; Kaohsiung’s Chih-teh Hall (高雄市文化中心至德堂), 67 Wufu 1st Rd, Kaohsiung City (高雄市五福一路67號); Taichung’s Chungshan Hall (台中市中山堂), 98 Syueshih Rd, Taichung City (台中市學士路98號)

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