Scarecrow Contemporary Dance Company (稻草人現代舞團) presents The Keyman (鑰匙人), a modern dance piece that uses the human body to explore inner conflict, pain and suffering. [See story on page 13.]
■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Fruit Wine Building (果酒禮堂), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號)
■ Tonight to Sunday at 7:30pm
■ Tickets are NT$500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
The Same Moonlight (一樣的月光) is the last installment of Greenray 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 is a cleaner, the other works at an international company. The sisters have their differences but nevertheless care for each other.
■ Metropolitan Hall (城市舞台), 25, Bade Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市八德路三段25號)
■ Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm
■ NT$600 to NT$5,000, available through ERA ticketing or online at www.tickets.com.tw
The Underworld Code (王國密碼), the latest production by Ping-Fong Acting Troupe (屏風表演班), begins with an unsolved murder 46 years ago that leads to a political scandal that rocks today’s government.
■ National Theater, Taipei City
■ Tonight at 7:30pm, tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm
■ Tickets are NT$600 to NT$3,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Dream of Independence (三口組—建國大夢), the latest theatrical production by Taiwan Drama Performance (台灣戲劇表演家), fuses Chinese stand-up comedy with anime to tell the story of three detectives who are sent to explore the Republic of China’s 100 years of history.
■ Tainan Municipal Cultural Center (台南市立文化中心), 332, Jhonghua E Rd Sec 3, Greater Tainan (台南市中華東路三段332號)
■ Tonight at 7:30pm and tomorrow at 2:30pm
■ Tickets are NT$300 to NT$2,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
If Kids Theater Company (如果兒童劇團) teams up with seasoned Mando-pop songstress Kay Huang (黃韻玲) to create its latest musical for children, Uncle’s Attic (舅舅的閣樓), in which the adventures begin with a mysterious sound emanating from a loft.
■ Chungshan Hall (台中市文化局中山堂), 98 Syueshih Rd, Greater Taichung (台中市學士路98號)
■ Tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
■ Tickets are NT$350 to NT$1,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw.
I Musici (義大利音樂家合奏團), one of the most acclaimed chamber music ensembles in the world, will be performing in Taipei in a single concert of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concerto (the group made the very first recording of this work in 1955 and has since published eight versions), along with a program of music from the cinema and Cartoon Fantasy by Roberto Granci. Founded in 1952, I Musici comprises 12 musicians who graduated from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. It consists of a group of string instruments and one harpsichord. The strings include six violins, two violas, two cellos and one double bass.
■ Today at 7:30pm
■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City
■ Tickets are NT$700 to NT$3,600, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
The Piano Virtuoso — Kun Woo Paik (絕技鋼琴 — 白建宇), part of the NSO’s Master and New Frontier Series, presents concert pianist Kun Woo Paik in a program that includes Sibelius’ The Oceanides, Op. 73, Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30. [See story on page 14.]