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Theater

Tap Dogs is a tap dance sensation that started out with six male dancers from the Australian steel town of Newcastle. Ever since its world premiere in Sydney in 1995, the 80-minute production has toured the world and wowed audiences with its action and energy.

■ National Theater, Taipei City

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

■ Tickets are NT$800 to NT$3,600, available through www.kham.com.tw

Adapted from Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s multi-award winning The Pillowman, Rookiemen’s (路崎門) One, Two, Three, Pillowmen (一、二、三枕頭人) is a black comedy that revolves around a writer being interrogated about the connection between his grisly stories and a number of child murders that take place in his hometown.

■ Representation Theatre’s Arts Factory (再現劇團藝術工場), B1, 43, Nanchang Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市南昌路一段43號B1)

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

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

All U People Theatre (全民大劇團) returns to the stage with A Sandwich Husband (當岳母刺字時…媳婦是不贊成的), which looks at rivalry between mothers and their daughters-in-law through a comic rendition of the story of Yue Fei (岳飛), a Southern Song Dynasty general noted for his loyalty to the emperor.

■ Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (國父紀念館), 505, Renai Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市仁愛路四段505號)

■ Tonight to Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$350 to NT$2,500, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Chen Wu-kang (陳武康) and Su Wei-chia (蘇威嘉) from all-male dance collective Horse (驫舞劇場) teamed up with Hong Kong theater director Edward Lam (林奕華) to stage Relationship Between Two Men (兩男關係), a dance duet that explores emotions, friendship and sexuality.

■ Experimental Theater, Taipei City

■ Tonight to Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm

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

Being staged as part of the ongoing Kaohsiung Spring Arts Festival (高雄春天藝術節), Open Theater Group’s (大開劇團) Marriage (金花囍事) explores the changing roles of women through a family drama about a single mother and her four grown-up daughters.

■ Da-Dong Cultural Center (大東文化藝術中心), 161 Guangyuan Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市光遠路161號), next to KMRT Dadong Station (高雄捷運大東站)

■ Saturday at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$2,000, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Classical music

All and None About Love (有關與非關愛戀) presents the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra (國立台灣交響樂團) performing with concert pianist Barry Douglas under the baton of Lan Shui (水藍). The program includes Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23 and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14.

■ Today at 7:30pm (Taipei) and tomorrow at 7:30pm (Taichung)

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City and Chunghsing Concert Hall, Taichung (台中中興堂), 291-3 Jingwu Rd, Greater Taichung (台中市精武路291之3號)

■ Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,000 for both venues, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

L’Ensemble de Clarinettes de Paris (法蘭西六君子 ─ 巴黎單簧管六重奏) brings the French clarinet group to Taipei to perform a program that includes Marc Eychenne’s Sextuor Lyrique, Florent Schmitt’s Sextuor and Debussy’s Petite Suite.

■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm

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