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Events and entertainment listings

Staff reporters

■ Starts at 9pm

■ Entrance is NT$200


Operas Old and New by Li Bao-chun (李寶春精演新老戲) presents a program of established works, including classics and new productions created by the Taipei Li-yuan Peking Opera Theater (台北新劇團). The series opens on Wednesday in a show that Li Bao-chun (李寶春) has made a classic, Boar Forest (野豬林), followed by Horse with the Red Mane (紅鬃烈馬) on Thursday. Next week Li will reprise his innovative reworking of Mozart’s Rigoletto in The Jester (弄臣), followed by his reworking of Zhao Kuang-yin (趙匡胤).

■ Wednesday at 7:30pm (Boar Forest) and Thursday at 7:30pm (Horse with the Red Mane)

■ Novel Hall (新舞臺), 3-1 Songshou Rd, Taipei City (台北市松壽路3-1號)

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$1,500; available through ERA ticketing and online at

Nanke Dream (南柯夢), a new, big-production of a kun opera that forms one of the four great romances of the Chinese stage. Written by Chinese playwright Tang Xianzu (湯顯祖) during the late Ming Dynasty, this seminal work has been brought to life by the Jiangsu Kun Opera Theater Company (江蘇省演藝集團) and is directed by Wang Chia-ming (王嘉明).

■ Tonight at 7:30pm (Part 2), tomorrow at 7:30pm (Part 1) and Oct. 21 at 2:30pm (Part 2)

■ National Theater, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$2,500; available through NTCH ticketing and online at

The Goodbye Girl (再見女郎), an adaptation of the Neil Simon play of the same name by Taiwan’s Godot Theater Company (果陀劇場), a company that specializes in bringing major works of western drama to the Chinese 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.

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

■ Performing Arts Center of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Hsinchu County (新竹縣文化中心演藝廳), 146 Hsiencheng 9th Rd, Chubei City, Hsinchu County (新竹縣竹北市縣政九路146號)

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,500; available through NTCH ticketing and online at

kavulungan — The Breathing (kavulungan — 會呼吸的森林) has claims to being Taiwan’s first Paiwan Aboriginal contemporary dance. It is an exploration of the relationship between the aboriginal community and the forests which nurtured them. The performance premieres tomorrow in Kaohsiung before coming to Taipei in the first week of November.

■ Today and tomorrow at 7:30pm; tomorrow at 2:30pm

■ 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)

■ Tickets are NT$400 (today’s show is sold out); available through NTCH ticketing and online at

Mau Dance from New Zealand visits Taiwan as part of Novel Hall’s Asia and New Look dance festival. The performance showcases the work of Samoan choreographer Lemi Ponifasio.

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

■ Novel Hall (新舞臺), 3-1 Songshou Rd, Taipei City (台北市松壽路3-1號)

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,000; available through NTCH ticketing and online at

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