Golden Bough Theater (金枝演社劇團) presents Pirates and Formosa (黃金海賊王), a musical in Hoklo (commonly known as Taiwanese) that follows a band of pirates’ adventurous journey to the mythical island of Formosa.
■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm
■ Tainan Municipal Cultural Center Performance Hall (台南市立文化中心演藝廳), 332 Jhonghua E Rd Sec 3, Greater Tainan (台南市中華東路三段332號)
■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$2,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
The Half-Mile Great Wall (半里長城) by Ping Fong Acting Troupe (屏風表演班) takes a humorous look at the building of the Great Wall.
■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm (Taoyuan); Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm (Taipei)
■ Taoyuan County Performing Arts Center (桃園縣展演中心), 1188 Jhongjheng Rd, Taoyuan City (桃園市中正路1188號); Novel Hall (新舞臺), 3-1 Songshou Rd, Taipei City (台北市松壽路3-1號)
■ Tickets are NT$600 to NT$3,000; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com
Les Naufrages du Fol Espoir (未竟之業) by Theatre du Soleil (法國陽光劇團) sees the internationally-renowned theatrical group returning to Taiwan with a story inspired by Jules Verne. Performances run until Dec. 16.
■ Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm
■ Marquee erected in the plaza between the National Theater and National Concert Hall
■ Tickets are NT$2,500; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com
Pianist Teo Gheoghiu performs with the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gernot Schmalfuss. The program includes Debussy’s Mouvement, Poissons d’or from Image, Alexander Scriabin’s Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp minor and Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80.
■ 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
Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tomorrow and Sunday, the venue hosts the Simple Life Festival (see Live Wire, above), which features top Mando-pop acts such as Karen Mok (莫文蔚) and Wu Bai (伍佰) and China Blue, in addition to a long list of Taiwanese pop and indie acts. For a full schedule, visit: simplelife.streetvoice.com
■ 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)
■ From 11am to 10pm
■ NT$1,150 for single day pass, NT$1,950 for both days. 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
Taiwanese rapper Dog-G (大支) appears tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Tomorrow, the venue hosts Japanese visual kei rock band DaizyStipper. On Sunday, it’s an evening of metal with Morals Abyss, Sideffect and Cruel Desire.
■ B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1). Tel: (02) 2930-0162. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
■ 8pm tonight, 6pm tomorrow, 7:30pm Sunday
■ NT$600 tonight, NT$1,600 tomorrow and NT$200 on Sunday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Tonight Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area, hosts pop singer/songwriter Iris Lin (林綾). Other scheduled shows were not announced as of press time.