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Theater

Riverside Spring Dream (河邊春夢), a Taiwanese operatic production by the Chen Meiyun Opera Troupe (陳美雲歌劇團), tells of two parallel romances. One takes place in 1940s Dadaocheng, the other happens in Monga during the Qing Dynasty.

■ Dadaocheng Theater (大稻埕戲苑), 9F, 21, Dihua St Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市迪化街一段21號9樓)

■ Tomorrow and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,000, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Established in 1991 in Dharamsala, India, by former political prisoners, The Gu-Chu-Sum (9-10-3) Movement of Tibet debuts in Taiwan with a theatrical performance based on the real-life stories of the troupe’s members. The production is part of the ongoing Free Tibet Festival (2012圖博文化節). For more information, visit freetibet2012.blogspot.com.

■ 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)

■ Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm and 4:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$300, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Tuesdays With Morrie, Godot Theatre Company’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.

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

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

■ Tickets are NT$3,000, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Inspired by Jean Genet’s Les Bonnes (1947) and Eugene Ionesco’s La Lecon (1951), La Lecon des Bonnes (雙婢怨), by the Snow White Entertaining Troupe (白雪綜藝劇團), is a dark comedy that centers on two maids and two starlets. The cast includes theater veteran Hu Hsiu-wei (胡修維), whose drag persona is Hu BB (胡BB), and female entertainers Hu Ying-chen (胡盈禎) and Jane Lee (李佩甄).

■ Wei Wu Ying Center for the Arts (衛武營藝術文化中心), 449-1 Nanjing Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市南京路449-1號)

■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

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

YogeeTi (有機體) is the product of a collaboration between French choreographer Mourad Merzouki of the Kafig Company and Taiwanese fashion designer Johan Ku (古又文). To create the piece, Merzouki picked five Taiwanese dancers to work with five French hip-hop artists. His choreography envisions the dancers moving like needles pulling invisible threads as they weave the show together.

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

■ Saturday at 7:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$900 to NT$2,000, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Classical music

2012 Taipei Bach Festival — St Matthew Passion (2012台北巴赫音樂節 — 聖馬太受難曲) is a chance to hear Bach’s great choral work with the Academy of Taiwan Strings (台灣弦樂團) performing under Helmuth Rilling, supported by the Taipei Philharmonic Chorus (台北愛樂合唱團) under chorus master Wu Shang-lun (吳尚倫) and featuring soprano Grace Lin (林慈音), alto Weng Jo-pei (翁若珮), tenor Teng Chi-long (鄧吉龍), baritone Klaus Hager and bass Tobias Berndt.

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