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Adapted from Nikolai Gogol’s short story of the same title, Overcoat (外套) is directed by Russian theater director and professor of drama Oleg Liptsin and produced by International Theater Ensemble. Founded and developed by Liptsin, the ensemble is an international network of artists and theaters from different parts of the world including Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine, India, Taiwan, Poland, France, Canada and the US.

■ 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

Directed by American theater veteran John Maloney, The Island of the Dream (夢之島) by the Party Theater Group (同黨劇團) takes audiences on a fantastic voyage to a bizarre world that exists between the realm of dreams and reality.

■ 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 and Sunday at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$600, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

Taipei Capital Ballet’s (台北首都芭蕾舞團) 2011 Scenery in Four Colors (四色風景2011) is composed of four contemporary ballet pieces by four choreographers from different training backgrounds. This performance follows the troupe’s Ballet Kaleidoscope (芭蕾萬花筒) another quartet presented in April that drew inspiration from jazz, tango, modern dance and classical ballet.

■ Metropolitan Hall (城市舞台), 25, Bade Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市八德路三段25號)

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

■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

The Formosa Aboriginal Song and Dance Troupe (原舞者) presents Dreaming of Azalea Mountain (迴夢杜鵑山), a theatrical tribute to Uyongu Yatauyungana (高一生, 1908-1954), a tribal teacher, leader and musician of a Tsou tribe (鄒族) clan in Alishan (阿里山) who was killed during the White Terror.

■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), East Two Hall (東二館), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號)

■ Tomorrow and Monday to Thursday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$400 and NT$800, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

Ping Fong Acting Troupe (屏風表演班) is restaging its classic Apocalypse of Beijing Opera (京戲啟示錄), which combines writer/director Hugh Lee’s (李國修) childhood experiences at the Chunghwa Market (中華商場), which was torn down in the 1980s, his relationship with his father, and the day-to-day reality of running a theater group.

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

■ Tomorrow and Thursday at 7:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$600 to NT$3,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

Classical music

Verbitsky & Dang Thai Son Manfred & Manfred (左手上帝‧右手情人‧曼孚列的異想世界) sees the Taipei Symphony Orchestra (台北市立交響樂團) and concert pianist Dang Thai Son performing under the baton of guest conductor Vladimir Verbitsky. The program includes Schumann’s Manfred Overture and Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54, as well as Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony, Op. 58.

■ Wednesday at 7:30pm

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

Let the World See Taiwan and Hear TNUA (讓世界看見台灣,聽見北藝大︰管絃樂篇), a performance that is part of the Kuandu Arts Festival (關渡藝術節), has the orchestra of the Taipei National University of the Arts’ (國立臺北藝術大學管絃樂團) music department performing with concert pianist Li Fang-yi (李芳宜) under the direction of visiting conductor Francois Boulanger, who is the regular conductor of the Orchestre de la Garde Republicaine. The program includes Chien Nan-chang’s Dragon Dance, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23 and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E Minor “From the New World”. The Kuandu Arts Festival runs from Wednesday through Oct. 30. Information about other events associated with the festival can be found at

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