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Theater

Tomorrow and Sunday, expat drama group Taipei Players presents An

Evening of ForePlays at the Guling Street Avant-Garde Theatre (牯嶺街小劇場). On the Net: www.taipeiplayers.com

■ 2, Ln 5, Guling St, Taipei City (台北市牯嶺街5巷2號)

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

■ Entrance is NT$400 in advance, NT$500 at the door. Advance tickets available at Toasteria branches at 2, Ln 248, Zhongxiao E Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市忠孝東路四段248巷2號) and 1, Ln 72, Yunhe St, Taipei City (台北市雲和街72巷1號)

The Sorceress Bride (花嫁巫娘) is Taiwan Bangzi Company’s (台灣豫劇團) latest production of bangzi opera (梆子), otherwise known as Henan or Yu opera (豫劇). The performance tells of the forbidden love between a tribal necromancer and a foreigner. The top-notch cast is led by Taiwanese bangzi opera diva Wang Hai-ling (王海玲) and Tsao Fu-yung (曹復永).

■ National Theater, Taipei City

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

■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$2,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

EX-Theatre Asia’s (EX-亞洲劇團) Numit Kappa is a theatrical adaptation of the ancient Indian poem of the same title, which is regarded as an important early piece of Manipuri-language literature. The production recounts the story of two royal brothers and their tyrannical ways.

■ Experimental Theater, Taipei City

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

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

Part of the 15th Crown Arts Festival (皇冠藝術節), Stay (癮) is a collaboration between Dance Forum Taipei (舞蹈空間) and Jenni Hong Dance, an American contemporary dance troupe founded in 2004 by Taiwan-born and New York City-based choreographer and performer Jenni Hong (洪于倫).

■ Crown Theater (皇冠小劇場), 50, Ln 120, Dunhua N Rd, Taipei City (台北市敦化北路120巷50號)

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

■ Tickets are NT$450, available NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre’s (雲門舞集) Water Stains on the Wall (屋漏痕) is the newest creation by Lin Hwai-min (林懷民). The production was inspired by Chinese landscape painting and the Tamsui River, which the artist can see from his home in Bali (八里) Township, Taipei County.

■ Taichung Chungshan Hall (台中市中山堂), 98 Syueshih Rd, Taichung City (台中市學士路98號)

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

■ Tickets are NT$300 and NT$1,500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

The Legend of the Theatrical Troupe (梨園傳奇), Contemporary Legend Theater’s (當代傳奇劇場) acclaimed production that comprises highlights from classic Beijing operas such as Si Lang Seeks His Mother (四郎探母) and Farewell My Concubine (霸王別姬) and stars Wu Hsing-kuo (吳興國) and Wei Hai-min (魏海敏), has a three-show run in Kaohsiung this weekend.

■ Kaohsiung Chih-teh Hall (高雄至德堂), 67 Wufu 1st Rd, Kaohsiung City (高雄市五福一路67號)

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

■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,500, available NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Taichung Improv presents two shows on Dec. 11, the first an afternoon of entertainment for children aged five to 12, the second a Whose Line Is It Anyway?-style night of comedy. On the Net: www.taichungimprov.com.

■ Dec. 11 from 2pm to 3pm (children’s performance) and 8pm to 10pm

■ Stock 20 Theater (二十號倉庫實驗劇場), 6-1, Ln 37, Fuxing Rd Sec 4, Taichung City (台中市復興路四段37巷6-1號) and Retro Coffee House, 116, Wucyuan W Rd Sec 1, Taichung City (台中市五權西路一段116號)

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