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Theater

Shun-Kin is a coproduction by the British theater company Complicite and Japan’s Setogaya Public Theatre. Adapted from Junichiro Tanizaki’s two masterpieces A Portrait of Shunkin and In Praise of Shadows, the play tells the tragic love story of a puppet artist and her servant with Japanese actress Eri Fukatsu turning in a fine performance as the blind puppeteer.

■ National Theater, Taipei City

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

■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$2,500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

For The Waste Land (荒原), esteemed theater director Wang Mo-lin (王墨林) charts how the utopian dreams of two political activists, played by veteran actors Arika Chen (陳文彬) and Li Tien-chu (李天柱), fade to a dull pipe dream some three decades later. The production crew includes video artist Chen Chieh-jen (陳界仁) as stage designer and experimental filmmaker Tony Wu (吳俊輝) as visual designer.

■ 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

In The Sissies Unite on Doomsday (娘娘鎗末日大團結) by the all-male Blushing Diva (洪綾金粉劇團) group, Madam Betty, CEO of the True Moral Building Committee, takes refuge inside an underground bomb shelter together with her servants, a married lesbian friend and the family’s teacher, as doomsday approaches. Little do they know that the shelter was once Doctor Evil and his Vamp Army’s lair and that a nasty surprise lurks within.

■ Red House Theater (西門紅樓), 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 at 2:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$800, available NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

In Extramarital Correspondence (婚外信行為), veteran director Hugh Lee (李國修) of Ping-Fong Acting Troupe (屏風表演班) explores a love triangle involving 12 men and women, three marriages and six families.

■ 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 and Sunday at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$600 and NT$3,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Godot Theatre’s (果陀劇場) The 17 Years Itch (17年之癢) is a romantic comedy about how a middle-aged man played by Lee Li-chun (李立群) deals with not one but three itches during his 17-year marriage.

■ 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)

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

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$3,000, available NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Classical music

Part of the International Chopin Festival 2010 (20X10蕭邦CHOPIN國際音樂節), Taiwan-born pianist Yen Chun-chieh (嚴俊傑) will perform a selection of Chopin works in a number of concerts around the country over the next two weeks. The tour opens in Taichung and will be followed by concerts in Kaohsiung (Dec. 24), Ilan (Dec. 26) and Taipei (Dec. 28).

■ Thursday at 7:30pm

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

■ Tickets are NT$350 to NT$1,000, available through ERA ticketing or online at www.ticket.com.tw. Also available through ibon, FamiPort and Life-ET kiosks nationwide

Boulier and Zoubritski Perform With the Academy of Taiwan Strings (法國小提琴家浦利葉、查布利斯基與ATS) is a concert that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Academy of Taiwan Strings as a professional group. The concert features violinists Christophe Boulier and Efim Zoubritski, who specialize in gypsy-inflected arrangements of classical music, as well as play their own repertoire of music from Eastern Europe. They will present a program that includes arrangements of Pugnani, Paganini and Delplace, and a number of traditional melodies.

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