Llwyth [Tribe], a production by Sherman Cymru and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is a gay fantasy on Welsh themes set during a rugby international night in Cardiff. A group of four men are determined to make a night of it, despite the defeat of their team. When a good-looking youth joins their group, tensions rise. There will be a 30 minute pre-show talk in the theater lobby and post-performance discussion with director Arwel Gruffydd and playwright Dafydd James.
■ Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2:30pm
■ Zhongshan Hall (台北市中山堂), 98 Yanping S Rd, Taipei City (台北市延平南路98號)
■ Tickets are NT$600 to NT$1,500; available from NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Deathtrap (死亡陷阱), the public debut of the award-winning experimental theater production from the recently established group Ya Yu She (鴉語社). The show picked up seven awards at the National Taiwan University of the Arts’ (國立臺灣藝術大學) 39th Experimental Theater Exhibition (39屆實驗劇展).
■ Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm; tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm
■ Wenshan Theater (文山劇場), 32 Jingwen St, Taipei City (台北市景文街32號)
■ Tickets are NT$500; available from NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Where is Mackie? (Mackie 踹共沒？), a modern production of traditional Taiwanese gezai opera by the Yi Shin Taiwanese Opera Troupe (一心戲劇團). This adaptation from Bertolt Brecht’s Threepenny Opera, is directed by Liu Shou-yao (劉守曜). Playwright Liu Chien-kuo (劉建幗) is an acknowledged expert in the difficult art of fusing the traditional and the modern.
■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm
■ 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)
■ Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,200; available from NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Sebastien Szczyrk aka un escargo, 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 Sebastien Szczyrk, an artist from France, the production uses “soundscape, field recordings, electronic melodies, digital spray and colorful lines, to invite the viewers to construct their own narrative experience.”
■ Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm; tomorrow at 8:30pm; Sunday at 2:30pm and 3:30pm
■ Barry Room, Taipei Artist Village (台北國際藝術村百里廳), 7 Beiping E Rd, Taipei City (台北市北平東路7號),
■ Tickets are NT$150; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Uzbek-born, Santander Grand Prize-winning classical pianist Eldar Nebolsin performs in Taipei on Sunday. The program includes Bach’s Italian Concertoand Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat major in the first half, as well as pieces by Rachmaninov and Liszt.
■ Sunday at 2:30pm
■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City
■ Tickets are NT$800 to NT$2,500, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
The National Concert Hall’s summer jazz series continues tomorrow with the NTCH Summer Jazz Project, a collaborative show between Taiwanese and American musicians, featuring hard bop drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath and Grammy award-nominated alto saxophonist Antonio Hart. Taiwanese drummer Rich Huang (黃瑞豐) is among the local musicians taking part. On Wednesday, the Mingus Big Band, a New York-based group devoted to performing the music of Charlie Mingus, takes the stage.