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Penn Taiwanese Society members organized a cultural showcase on Saturday night. From left to right: Kyle Su, Bianca Hsing, Yu Wang, and Michael Tzeng.

Photo: Tiffany Yau

The human race was saved on Saturday night as secret agent Bob Chen foiled Dr. Bad Egg's plan to release a virus that would consume all of Taiwan and the world.

Or at least that is what was portrayed by College senior Changhee Han and Engineering senior Jon Chen, respectively. This was one of the many skits that made up Penn Taiwanese Society's annual cultural show, “From Taiwan with Love,” a celebration of Taiwanese culture. The performance, which had a second showing on Sunday afternoon, was held in the ARCH auditorium.

“With so many people involved in this show, it’s really nice to see our work come together from working in GSRs,” College sophomore Bianca Hsing said.

The comedic, action-packed performance led the audience on a journey through Taiwan, from crowded night markets to the towering Taipei 101.

Yu Wang, a Wharton and College sophomore who directed the show and is cultural vice president of PTS, is passionate about this event because it exposes the audience to Taiwanese culture and traditions.

“Being able to bring a lot of people together and make something from nothing is what made me want to do this,” Wang said.

Hsing and Engineering freshman Kyle Su are the club's co-cultural creative chairs and integrated their knowledge and experiences with Taiwanese culture into the show. Hsing attended school in Dong Qu, a famous district in Taiwan, and incorporated her own experiences from back home into the script to add authenticity.

“We had a vision of how the show would come together when we first started," Su said. "But it’s better than what we were intending originally.”

In the end, the club members are proud of the show they put on.

Working with over fifty people is really hectic," said Yu. "But it is so amazing that we were all able to come together these last few days to create such a sufficient and wonderful show." 

"I’m very proud of all of them for their hard work,” he added.

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