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09:54, June 27, 2012

Actors rehearse for Der Besuch der alten Dame. Photo: Zhao Xin

Der Besuch der alten Dame @ Poly Theater

The Chinese musical interpretation of Swiss dramatist Friedrich Dürrenmatt's masterpiece Der Besuch der alten Dame (The Visit of the Old Lady) hits Beijing's Poly Theater July 12 and 13. Lead by huangmei opera actress Wu Qiong, the performance incorporates jazz, modern dance and elements of huangmei, a regional form of drama from Anhui Province, to bring to life the story about greed and revenge, which is quite well known to Westerners.

Wu stars as famed billionaire Claire Zachanassian. In a modern twist, the innovated musical will infuse popular Internet slang to make it more interesting.

When: 7:30 pm, July 12-13

Where: Poly Theater, 14 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Dongcheng district

Tickets: 80-1,080 yuan

Contact: 6506-5343

Long Shen Dao Summer Reggae [email protected] 2 Kolegas

Chinese band Long Shen Dao, veteran performers of Chinese music festivals, will play at 2 Kolegas to put party-goers in the swing of summer.

DJ Oscar will be joined by groups One Drop Band and Skarving during the reggae-dominated night that will prove Beijing can rival Jamaica.

When: 8-11 pm, June 30

Where: 2 Kolegas, 21 Liangmaqiao, Chaoyang Park, Chaoyang district

Tickets: 70 yuan (presale), 80 yuan (door), 60 yuan (students)

Contact: 6436-8998

Old School [email protected] Livehouse

A stellar lineup of Chinese bands including De Me Rit, Los Crasher, and Bad Mamasan serves up beats to go with summer's heat on Friday night.

When: 8:30 pm, June 29

Where: Mao Livehouse, 111 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng district

Tickets: 80 yuan (door)

Contact: 6402-5080

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