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Events and entertainment listings

Staff reporters

Theater

Deep Fall (秋夜), a new production from Taiwan’s avant-garde Firefly Theater (螢火蟲劇團), written and directed by the troupe’s artistic director Han Jiang (韓江). The production features actor Ronnie Oscar Tung (董浚凱) and actress Huang Hsiao-ching (黃曉菁) in the leading roles.

■ Tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30pm

■ 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)

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

Legend Opera II — B.Box of Brother and Sister II (B.Box兄妹串戲II — 那一年,我們都挨打) is another production in Contemporary Legend Theater’s (當代傳奇劇場) Legendary Classic Drama Series. This daring mix of Beijing opera and contemporary slapstick aims to show that operatic skills are as pertinent to making good contemporary theater entertainment as they ever were.

■ Today, tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm

■ Auditorium of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, 21 Zhongshan S Rd, Taipei City (台北市中山南路21號)

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

Human Condition V (人間條件五), an ongoing series of dramatic projects that has proved one of Green Ray Theater’s (綠光劇團) most enduring successes. The fifth instalment in the series, which deals with various aspects of Taiwanese society, focuses on the role of men in society: Their innocence, delightfulness and absurdity.

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

■ Tainan Municipal Cultural Center Performance Hall (臺南市立臺南文化中心演藝廳), 332 Chunghua E Rd Sec 3, Tainan City (中華東路三段332號)

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

Classical music

Performed by the National Chinese Orchestra (台灣國家國樂團), Story Island (故事島) is a musical program with an accompanying video presentation that pays tribute to “the beauty of Taiwan,” with pieces devoted to Taipei, Sun Moon Lake, Kenting and Taitung.

■ Friday at 7:30pm

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City

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

The National Concert Hall hosts master concert pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard of Lyon, France, who will perform a program that includes Heinz Holliger’s Elis, Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes and Debussy’s Preludes, Book II.

■ Monday at 7:30pm

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$800 to NT$2,500, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Contemporary

Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Japanese rockers One Ok Rock take the stage tonight. Hipster pop rocker Sadon (山東) and The Fader perform tomorrow, while Japanese shoegazer band Asian Kung-Fu Generation appear on Sunday.

■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Five Hall (中五館), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號)

■ Shows start 8pm

■ NT$2,000 tonight, NT$500 tomorrow and NT$2,200 on Sunday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased at ERA ticketing outlets, online through www.ticket.com.tw, www.legacy.com.tw and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks

Japanese group Art-School and local indie heroes Touming Magazine (透明雜誌) are scheduled tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Tomorrow, the venue hosts Loh Tsui Kweh Commune (濁水溪公社), Taiwan’s favorite nakashi punks and pioneers of cheesy karoke-inspired rock ‘n’ roll. On Sunday, it’s local post-rock veterans Sugar Plum Ferry.

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