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Theater

The Goodbye Girl (再見女郎) is an adaptation of the Neil Simon play of the same name by Taiwan’s Godot Theater Company (果陀劇場), which specializes in bringing major works of western drama to the Taiwanese stage. Starring seasoned performers Sam Tseng (曾國城) and Megan Lai (賴雅妍) in the parts of Elliot Garfield and Paula McFadden, characters immortalized by Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason in the 1977 film of the play.

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

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City; the show will be performed next weekend (Aug. 24 to Aug. 26) at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (台北國父紀念館), 505, Renai Rd, Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市仁愛路四段505號2樓)

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$3,000; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Tripitaka: Beyond the Legend (神話以外的唐三藏) is a multimedia stage production by Golden Lotus Performance Group (金色蓮花表演坊劇團) telling the story of the Buddhist missionary who features prominently in the Chinese fantasy classic Journey to the West (西遊記). This lavish stage production provides a more historically based picture of the monk who traveled to India to obtain scriptures that were crucial to the development of Buddhism in China.

■ Tomorrow and Saturday at 7pm

■ Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (台北國父紀念館), 505, Renai Rd, Sec 4, Taipei (台北市仁愛路四段505號2樓)

■ Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,800; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Nonsense (鬼扯), a new production by Off Performance Workshop (外表坊時驗團), pushes theatrical boundaries in honor of Ghost Month (鬼月).

■ Opens tomorrow at 7:30pm; performances every day until Aug. 31

■ 363 Theater (363小劇場), 4F, 36-3, Fuxing S Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市復興南路一段36-3號4樓)

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

The Story After Ah Q (阿Q後傳) by Olivia Yan (甄詠蓓) and the O Theatre Workshop, continues the program of exciting experimental drama presented by the Taipei Arts Festival (台北藝術節). Yan takes her inspiration from The True Story of Ah Q (阿Q正傳), one of the most influential works of modern Chinese fiction, which even spawned the term “Ah Q-ism” as a description of some of the more discreditable aspects of the Chinese character.

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

■ Taipei Zhongshan Hall (台北市中山堂), 98 Yenping S Rd, Taipei (台北市延平南路98號)

■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,200; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Hemispherical Red and Black by Okazaki Art Theater of Japan is an absurdist drama created from director Yudai Kamisato’s observations of Japanese society’s attempts to conceal helplessness and contradiction in the aftermath of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami disaster in March 2011.

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

■ Taipei City Shuiyuan Theater (台北市水源劇場), 10F, 92, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路四段92號10樓)

■ Tickets are NT$800; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Undying Home, a performance that is part of the 2012 Summer Move — Interdisciplinary Spectrum (舞上癮) series being hosted by the Taipei Artists Village (台北國際藝術村). Performed by Vangelis Evangelos Legakis, an artist from Greece, based on “Forsythe’s Improvisation Technologies, Rudolf Laban’s theories, martial arts principles and on emotions.”

■ Tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30pm; Saturday at 8:30pm; Sunday at 2:30pm and 3:30pm

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