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2024 TAF: The Loser of Legend

2024-08-09 - 2024-08-11

5.27(Mon.)  12:00  Member pre-sale

6.03(Mon.)  12:00  Official launch of sales

Live, and win if not losing.

1915, the 20th year of Japanese rule. U Tshing-Hong, Lo Tsun and Gong Tin, three men with their own aspirations for rebellion, gathered at Selai Temple in Tainan. Vowing for unity and asking for blessing, they were on the verge of igniting a fire of war for survival and freedom after a series of indomitable fights by their predecessors.

Based on the true history of the Tapani incident, which is considered to be the largest uprising during the Japanese colonial period in Taiwan, The Loser of Legend introduces the legendary story by combining the aesthetics of the eight infernal generals (Bajiajiang) and Song Jiang Battle Array from the Zhentou culture. 

Depicting unresolved contradictions caused by insurrections, this piece also brought two brothers choosing different sides together as they witnessed the roaring of thousands of peasants joining forces. As the militia from the farms tramped towards Tapani, the thunderous bombings following the lines soon shattered their hopes, love, and dreams. 

Devoted to embodying the aesthetic cultures of contemporary Taiwan, Golden Bough Theatre once again colours the stage with its signature folklore spirits. Assembling a cast of multiple award-winning artists, The Loser of Legend unfolds a poignant yet powerful and deeply touching story of struggles, reflecting the resilience of humanity in difficult times.

Wang Rong-Yu, Taiwan

Founder and Artistic Director of Golden Bough Theatre, and awardee of the 22th National Awards for Arts of Taiwan, Wang Rong-Yu was born into a family of Taiwanese opera performers. His works, incorporating the dramatic styles of the traditional and the modern and the East and West, showcase rich Taiwanese culture, while his unique aesthetics has made him an influential figure in the Taiwanese drama world. They include Matinee in the Rain, The Con Game, Happiness series, Troy, Troy...Taiwan, and She is So Lovely, etc. He was nominated for Best Director at the Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music in 2021.


Golden Bough Theatre

Founded in 1993 by Director Wang Rong-Yu, Golden Bough Theatre insists on the idea that “The most touching culture is the one that grows in the earth” to create domestically unparalleled aesthetics of Taiwanese musicals yet praised as the most down-to-earth Taiwanese troupe. With a unique artistic conception of space aesthetics, the troupe launched the classic Environmental Epic Theatre series in Taiwan, which gained significant recognition at home and abroad, Golden Bough is a modern theatre that embodies the aesthetic cultures of contemporary Taiwan.

Director: Wang Rong-Yu
Producer and Playwright: Yu Hui-Fen
Assistant Director: Shih Tung-Ling
Music Designer: Blaire Ko
Stage Designer: Huang Yu-Han
Costume Designer: Keith Lin
Lighting Designer: Che Ko-Chien (Dennis)
Martial Arts Choreography: Peng Wei-Chun
Taiwanese language guidance: Li Bi-chhin
Hakka guidance: Wang Hsing-Pao
Japanese guidance: Kiyama Motoaki
Song-Jiang Team Instructor: Lin Kun-Yen& Song-Jiang Team of Chiu Lung Temple at Nanshi, Chiali
Photography: Chen Shao-Wei

Guest Starring: Wang Jun-Jie
Leading Role: Wei Yi-Cheng, Shih Tung-Ling, Kuo Yao-Jen, Chang Chia-Chen, Lee Yun-Chung, Liu Shu-Chuan, Tseng Hua-Hsuan
Co-starring: Ho Szu-Yo, Chen Chung-Fu, Chiou Ren-Ting, Wang Pin-Kuo, Lu Jian-Nan, Lin Jian-Ping, Lin, Tsai-Hui, Chang Yu-Wei, Ku Hsin, Hsu Chao-Tzu, Lai Chien-Tai, Cheng Yung-Yueh

Title Calligraphy: Dizzy Ha
Key Visual Design: Atelier.63
Promotion Coordinator: Hung Hsiao-Hsin, Yang Shu-Kai
Executive Producer: Wang Wei-Ru
Rehearsal Assistant: Lin I-Lu

※The Loser of Legend is commissioned by Taipei Performing Arts Center.

Ticket Benefits

Member Pre-sale

More about TPAC Membership:https://tpacplayer.org/DlYyH

2024.5.27(Mon.)12:00 PM──6.3(Mon)11:59 AM Member pre-sale

TPAC member ──Addict Player 25% off, get 1 50% off coupon for every 3 tickets.
TPAC member ──Trooper Player: Single ticket 15% off, 4 or more tickets 20% off, 10 or more tickets 25% off.

2024.6.3 (Mon.) 12:00 PM Official launch of sales

Member offers:
TPAC member──Addict Player 15% off, get 1 50% off coupon for every 3 tickets.
TPAC member──Trooper Player Single ticket 15% off, 4 or more tickets 25% off, 10 or more tickets 30% off.
TPAC member──Rookie Player 10% off.

Register as a free member on the official website before 2024.6.3(Mon.) 12:00 PM to get 18% off.

Register as a free member of the TPAC official website before 6.3(Mon.) 12:00 PM to receive 2 coupons for 18% off on programs hosted by TPAC during the 2024 TAF. (The coupon can only be used from 6.3(Mon.) 12:00 PM and cannot be combined with other discounts)

Register for free on the TPAC official website to enjoy ticket purchasing discounts.

Ticket Packages

2024.6.3 (Mon.) 12:00 PM ──7.1 (Mon.) 11:59 AM
Early Bird Discount: Anyone who purchases any TAF ticket worth NT$1,100 (inclusive) or above can enjoy a 18% discount. 

2024.6.3 (Mon.) from 12:00 PM
Time Ticket Package: You can enjoy a 15% discount on tickets priced above NT$600 (inclusive) from any three programs, and receive a scented candle of "The Artist's Time Whispers", limited to 250 candles.

Other Discounts

2024.6.3 (Mon.) from 12:00

【 Cross-industry Benefits 】
Eslite Members: 8% off ticket purchase.
Cardholders of Taishin Bank, E. Sun Bank, and Taipei Fubon Bank: 8% off ticket purchase.

【 Group Ticket Discounts 】
20 or more tickets in a single order: 20% off.
50 or more tickets in a single order: 25% off.
100 or more tickets in a single order: 30% off.

【 Single program discount 】
1.Friends of 4 Chairs Theatre can enjoy a 10% discount when purchasing The Sun for any number of copies (enter your member account). If you have any questions, please contact 4 Chairs Theatre: https://www.facebook.com/4chairstheatre
2.Members of Golden Bough Theatre and Jinfen members can enjoy a 10% discount (discount code) for any number of copies of The Loser of Legend. If you have any questions, please contact Golden Bough Theatre.(02)6637-7987 or https://www.facebook.com/gbt.tw

【 Other Discounts 】
Disabled individuals and their necessary companions (limited to 1 person) enjoy 50% off (please present disability certificate at entry).
Senior citizens aged 65 and above enjoy 50% off (please present valid identification at entry).

Anyone who purchases TAF tickets can redeem a copy of the "2024 Taipei Arts Festival Hardcover Booklet" at the TPAC service desk after 7/30 (Mon.). The number is limited to 300 copies, while stocks last.

※ The organizer reserves the right to change the program and interpret discounts.