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Events and entertainment listings

By Noah Buchan  /  Staff Reporter

Theater

After his popular Michael Jackson — Back to the 80s, acclaimed theater director Wang Chia-ming (王嘉明) returns with Bluesy Lee — Welcome to the 70s (李小龍的阿砸一聲). The story, which spans six generations, tackles issues of national identity and world politics in 1970s Taiwan. The top-notch cast includes up-and-coming star Chang Jung-jung (張榕容), Golden Horse Award-winning Wu Peng-fon (吳朋奉) and theater veterans Fa, Mo Tzu-yi (莫子儀) and Huang Chien-wei (黃健瑋).

■ National Theater, Taipei City

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

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Inspired by Jean Genet’s 1947 Les Bonnes and Eugene Ionesco’s 1951 La Lecon, La Lecon des Bonnes (雙婢怨), by the Snow White Entertaining Troupe (白雪綜藝劇團), is a black comedy that centers on two maids and two starlets. The cast includes theater veteran Hu Hsiu-wei (胡修維), whose drag persona is Hu BB (胡BB) and television female entertainers Hu Ying-chen (胡盈禎) and Jane Lee (李佩甄).

■ Eslite Bookstore Xinyi Branch Performance Hall (誠品信義店展演廳), 11 Songgao Rd, Taipei City (台北市松高路11號)

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

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

The 16th Crown Art Festival (第16屆皇冠藝術節) opens with Thief in Disguise (賊變), in which the story is told through a conversation between a thief and a blind, lonely woman, played by established actress Lu Yi-ching (陸弈靜).

■ Crown Theater (皇冠藝術中心小劇場), 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$500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

I Rhyme for You — Love Songs (我為你押韻—情歌), Creative Society’s (創作社) latest production, is a self-reflexive melodrama in which a mysterious woman meets a suicidal playwright.

■ Wenshan Theater (文山劇場), 32 Jingwen St, Taipei City (台北市景文街32號)

■ 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

Sifansekong (思凡色空) by Jing Explore Theater (京探號劇場) explores emotions, desire and identity through the tale of a female Buddhist monk.

■ 363 Theater (363小劇場), 4F, 36-3, Fuxing S Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市復興南路一段36-3號4樓)

■ Tonight and Monday 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

Classical music

Jerome Rose Piano Recital (傑羅姆.羅斯鋼琴獨奏會) brings concert pianist Jerome Rose to Taiwan for a series of concerts in Taichung, Taipei and Hsinchu. The program includes Brahms’ Rhapsodies Op. 79 and Sonata No. 3, Op. 5 F Minor and Listz’s Sonetto 47, 104, 123 del Petraca, Selections from “Years of Pilgrimage” and Vallee d’Obermann.

■ Today at 7:30 (Taichung), Tuesday at 7:30pm (Taipei) and Wednesday at 7:30pm (Hsinchu)

■ Taichung City Seaport Art Center (台中市立港區藝術中心), 21 Jhongjhen Rd, Cingshuei Dist, Greater Taichung (台中市清水區忠貞路21號); National Concert Hall, Taipei City, and Performance Hall of 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$300 and NT$500 for Taichung, NT$400 to NT$2,000 for Taipei and NT$300 to NT$1,200 for Hsinchu, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com

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