Fri, Sep 02, 2011 - Page 15 News List

Events and entertainment listings

Staff Reporters

The First Head combines Western theater and Chinese cross-talk.

Photo courtesy of Like Lettuce

Theater

After staging two theatrical adaptations of Indian literature last year, EX-Theatre Asia (EX-亞洲劇團) is turning its attention to the Western canon with When We Dead Awaken, which was adapted from Henrik Ibsen’s play of the same title. Directed by Taipei-based Indian director Chongtham Jayanta Meetei, the production aims to explore an artist’s confusion.

■ Experimental Theater, Taipei City

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

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

Drama Club Theater (劇樂部劇團) is presenting an evening of two new productions. First up is Secret Room (房間裡的秘密), based on Hungarian-born Swiss writer Agota Kristof’s short play Key to the Lift. The second is You Come (你來), in which a coffee house reveals its secrets.

■ 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 at 7:30pm, tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm and 6:30pm

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

The First Head (第一顆) by Like Lettuce (像生苣劇團), a comedy troupe that was set up by students in National Taiwan University (國立台灣大學), attempts to wed Western theater with Chinese cross-talk (相聲) through a story of two characters, Miss Cross-talk and Mr Comedy.

■ 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, tomorrow and Sunday at 7:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$250, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

The Murderer of the Babama Company (羅密歐與茱麗葉舞台謀殺案) by Bird Troupe (劇團鳥組) is a detective comedy in which two investigators, disguised as actors, probe murder threats sent to members of a touring theatrical company.

■ Taipei Stock (倉庫藝文空間), 3F, 34, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段34號3樓)

■ Tonight at 8pm, tomorrow at 2pm and 7pm and Sunday at 7pm

■ Tickets are NT$350, available

through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Classical music

German Romanticism by Chen and Chen (東方騎士的西方傳奇) is a performance by the Taipei Symphony Orchestra (台北市立交響樂團) and clarinetist Chen Wei-lung (陳威稜), conducted by Felix Chen (陳秋盛). The program includes Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod From “Tristan und Isolde,” Julius Rietz’s Concert Piece for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 33, Mahler’s Adagietto From Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67.

■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www. artsticket.com.tw

Playing Quintet (五重奏的嬉游) brings together musicians from Taiwan’s National Symphony Orchestra (國家交響樂團) and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (上海交響樂團) to perform Lee Che-yi’s (李哲藝) Fantasy for String Quartet No. 2, Dvorak’s String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 77 and Schubert’s The Trout Quintet.

■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm

■ National Recital Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$800, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www. artsticket.com.tw

Contemporary

Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight and tomorrow’s shows with Taiwan’s top rocker Wu Bai (伍佰) are already sold out. Folk-rock singer Europa Huang (黃建為) takes to the stage on Wednesday to promote the release of a new album.

Comments will be moderated. Keep comments relevant to the article. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned. Final decision will be at the discretion of the Taipei Times.

TOP top