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Events and entertainment listings

Staff reporters

Theater

Taipei-based VM Theatre Company’s (耀演) Daylight aspires to become a Broadway-type spectacle. It tells a story about greed, lust and love that takes place at a night club called Daylight. The performance is in Chinese with English subtitles.

■ Experimental Theater, Taipei City

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

■ Tickets are NT$650, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

The Cuckoo’s Last Tango (那一段在杜鵑窩裡的日子) by Drama Club Company (劇樂部劇團) tells of a 30-year-old aspiring journalist sent to uncover the dirt on a mental hospital.

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

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

The National Taiwan College of Performing Arts (國立臺灣戲曲學院) pays tribute to Taiwanese opera master Yeh Fu-jun (葉復潤) with a series of operatic classics featuring Yeh.

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

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

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

Organized by Taichung Improv, the Quickies — Instant Play Festival — Taichung 2012, now in its third year, offers a fun challenge to aspiring writers, directors and actors who, after given random ideas, will create a theatrical show from scratch within 24 hours. The curtain goes up at 8pm on Saturday. For more information, go to www.taichungimprov.net/quickies.asp.

■ Open Theater, B1, 107, Taichung Harbor Rd Sec 3, Greater Taichung (台中市西屯區台中港路三段107號B1)

■ Saturday at 8pm

■ Tickets are NT$400 at the door and NT$300 in advance, available from various venues in Taichung including Salut Pizza, tel: (04) 2310-3541 and Best Language School, tel: (04) 2265-1403

All U People Theater’s (全民大劇團) Crazy Idol Soap (瘋狂偶像劇) returns with five performances in Taipei. A comic satire on soap operas starring entertainment industry idols, the show casts TV soap actor James Wen (溫昇豪) as a successful TV producer who coaches supporting actress Megan Lai (賴雅妍) on how to become a female lead.

■ National Theater, Taipei City

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

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$3,600, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Classical music

French classical pianist Roger Muraro will perform Turangalila-Symphonie by Olivier Messiaen with the National Symphony Orchestra on Saturday. Inspired by the legend of Tristan and Iseult, the piece is part of the French composer’s trilogy of works that explore the theme of love. Lu Shao-chia (呂紹嘉) will conduct.

■ Saturday at 7:30pm

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,500, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

The Taipei Mandolin Ensemble will perform a diverse program on Sunday afternoon. Music will range from pop music to compositions by Charles Chaplin. Oana Yuichi will conduct.

■ Sunday at 2:30pm

■ National Recital Hall (國家演奏廳), 21-1 Zhongshan S Rd, Taipei City (台北市中山南路21-1號)

■ Tickets are NT$600 to NT$1,000, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

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