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Taipei Dance Circle’s slippery Suite 2011: That Time of the Pond.

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Theater

A Sandwich Husband (當岳母刺字時…媳婦是不贊成的), is the latest comedy by All U People Theatre (全民大劇團). It looks at the centuries-old rivalry between mothers and their daughters-in-law through a comic rendition of the historical story about Yue Fei (岳飛), the Southern Song Dynasty general noted for his loyalty to the emperor. The production stars acclaimed actresses Fang Fang (方芳) and Ann Lang (郎祖筠).

■ National Theater, Taipei City

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

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

Taipei Dance Circle’s (光環舞集) Suite 2011: That Time of the Pond (2011組曲:陂塘) is an imaginative journey back to village life of yore.

■ 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

The Free Journey (自由行) is a solo performance by Yu Shan-min (于善敏) that mixes Chinese opera, tango, rock ’n’ roll and bossa nova to tell the story of a traveler’s journey to the US following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

■ 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 and Sunday at 2:30pm

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

Tuesdays With Morrie, Godot Theatre’s (果陀劇場) newest production, is the stage adaptation of US author Mitch Albom’s 1997 memoir. In the best-selling work, Albom recounts the lessons he learned from visiting his former professor Morrie Schwartz, who was dying of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a terminal disease caused by the degeneration of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. The cast is led by actor Chin Shih-chieh (金士傑) in the role of Morrie.

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

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

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

Shakespeare’s Wild Sisters Group (莎士比亞的姐妹們的劇團) and theater director Wang Chia-ming (王嘉明) are reviving Michael Jackson — Back to the ‘80s, which played to a full house when it premiered in 2005. The King of Pop’s albums Thriller (1984), Bad (1988) and Dangerous (1991) thread the narrative together.

■ Kaohsiung Cultural Center’s Chihteh Hall (高雄市文化中心至德堂), 67 Wufu 1st Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市五福一路67號)

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

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

Classical music

Tsai Chia-hsuan Harpsichord Recital (蔡佳璇大鍵琴音樂會) sees local harpsichordist Tsai Chia-hsuan (蔡佳璇) performing a program of early French music including works by Jean-Francois Dandrieu, Francois Couperin, Jean-Baptiste Lully and Joseph Bodin de Boismortier.

■ Sunday at 7:30pm

■ National Recital Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$350 and NT$500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Handbell Music From Hearts (天籟之音:一場來自心靈的響宴) presents the Canada-based handbell orchestra Bells of Shaughnessy performing a varied program of works ranging from classical to pop.

■ Thursday at 7:30pm

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$350 and NT$1,200, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

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