As part of the Great Jet Lag of a Fictional Flight Through Our Happy Days (青春時差), an ongoing series by Mr Wing Theater Company (人力飛行劇團) that invites artists of different generations to explore the theme of youth, Oh! What a Beautiful Day (噢！美麗的日子) revolves around two women — one young, the other middle-aged — conversing with each other about love, men, life and death.
■ 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 8pm, tomorrow at 2:30pm and 8pm and Sunday at 2:30pm
■ Tickets are NT$400, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
To celebrate the Republic of China’s 100th birthday, NG Improv Club (新激梗社劇團) is presenting an alternative reading of the country’s history that involves two rival clans of chickens.
■ Comedy Club, 20, Ln 553, Zhongxiao E Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市忠孝東路四段553巷20號)
■ Tonight at 7:30pm, tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm
■ Tickets are NT$400 at the door and NT$360 in advance, available through tickets.books.com.tw
The Hsin Hsi-yuan Puppet Theater (新西園掌中劇團) is bringing Taiping Village — Golden Helmet, Golden Armor (太平莊—金盔金甲) to the stage this weekend. In the action-packed tale, a hero saves his village from evil spirits.
■ Dadaocheng Theater (大稻埕戲苑), 8F, 21, Dihua St Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市迪化街一段21號8樓)
■ Tomorrow at 2pm
■ Tickets are NT$100, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
As part of the Taipei Fringe Festival (台北藝穗節), Writing! Now! (先寫完劇本Plus+) by Tainan-based T.G.L. Theatre Company (鐵支路邊創作體) is a 120-minute long comedy about a small-time writer and his battle with censorship. [See stories on Page 13.]
■ Red House Theater (西門紅樓), 10 Chengdu Rd, Taipei City (台北市成都路10號)
■ Tuesday and Wednesday at 2pm
■ Tickets are NT$500, available online at www.walkieticket.com or by calling (02) 2577-0362
The Dreamy Fallacy (美麗的錯誤) is a musical theater piece based on the work of composer Li Tai-hsiang (李泰祥). This genre-crossing performance, described as a “cabaret musical,” was written by Mel Yang (楊忠衡) of Quanta Theater (廣藝劇場), choreographed by Wu Jin-tao (伍錦濤) of Fluxwaves Dance Theater (流浪舞蹈劇場), and stars highly acclaimed singer and TV show host Christine Hsu (許景淳). More information about the production can be found on the Taipei Arts Festival (台北藝術節) Web site at www.taipeifestival.org. [See story on Page 14.]
■ Today and tomorrow at 7:30pm, tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm
■ Zhongshan Hall (台北市中山堂), 98 Yanping S Rd, Taipei City (台北市延平南路98號)
■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com
City of Wind Symphony (印象‧風城‧交響) is a concert by the National Symphony Orchestra (國家交響樂團) that presents Chen Chien-tai’s (陳建台) City of Wind Symphony (風城交響曲), a musical interpretation of the Hakka spirit. The program also includes Chen Shu-si’s (陳樹熙) Shan’ge (山歌), Mussorgsky’s Dawn on the Moscow River and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35. The orchestra and violinist Henry Tong (董子維) will be conducted by Darrell Ang (洪毅全).
■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm (Hsinchu) and Monday at 7:30pm (Taipei)
■ Performing Arts Center of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Hsinchu County (新竹縣文化中心演藝廳), 146 Siancheng 9th Rd, Jhubei City, Hsinchu County (新竹縣竹北市縣政九路146號) and National Concert Hall, Taipei City