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Taiwan boosts tourism with theatrical performances

Renowned theatrical groups will perform in 16 cities across nation beginning Sept. 5

Taiwanese theatrical troupe. (Taiwan News photo)

Taiwanese theatrical troupe. (Taiwan News photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Renowned Taiwanese theatrical groups will perform in 16 cities across the island beginning Sept. 5.

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications is aiming to boost the nation’s tourism industry through theatrical performances, said Minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍). There will be 16 performances from six well-known local theatrical groups, including Paper Windmill Theatre, Tang Mei-yun Taiwanese Opera Company, and Taiwan Acrobatic Troupe.

According to Lin, the number of shows has increased compared to last year. By hosting the performances, cities will attract more visitors and stimulate demand for local business, he added.

Paper Windmill Theatre will perform 11 stage shows in Yunlin County, Keelung City, and more. Although the group experienced a major fire in June at their warehouse, they still wish to spread joy, said Lee Yuan (李遠), director of the group’s board.

According to Lee, most of the performances will kick off at 7 p.m. They are a terrific way to learn about Taiwanese culture, he added.

The program will begin on Sept. 5 in Yunlin County with a performance by Paper Windmill Theatre and end with a show in Kaohsiung on Dec. 20. There will only be one performance per city, all of which will be free.

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Updated : 2021-04-20 05:22 GMT+08:00