June 13 - June 16, 2019
Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th Street (2nd Floor) NY 10003
Ticket: $26 (adult), $21 (student/senior)
"What do Virginia Woolf, Dong Xian and Tchaikovsky have in common? They’re among the famous figures featured in “13 Fruitcakes,” a series of short staged musical vignettes focusing on prominent L.G.B.T.Q. personalities in history. A drag queen named Orlando — taken from Virginia Woolf’s novel of the same name — narrates the show, which includes music, sung in multiple languages, based on poems by queer writers such as Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman."
–The New York Times, Julianne McShane
Written & Directed by Byungkoo Ahn
Song Cycle by Gihieh Lee
Lyrics by Lorca, Wilde and Other Queer Poets
Electronic Music by Los Angeles Laptop Collective
Filled with movement and music, 13 Fruitcakes is a series of 13 staged musical vignettes about 13 significant LGBTQ figures that influence humanity through their great achievements in the arts, politics, philosophy, and science. Moments in the lives of Harmodius and Aristogeiton, Dong Xian (董賢), King Hyegong, Leonardo da Vinci, Hans Christian Andersen, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, Alan Turing, Frida Kahlo, Josephine Baker and Eleanor Roosevelt are staged along with a beautiful song cycle based on poems by queer poets such as Wilde, Mew, Whitman, Rimbaud and Lorca.
The production features the Singing Actors Repertory Company from Korea, Los Angeles Lap Top Collective directed by Martin Herman, and ‘MOre’ Zimin, one of the most important pioneers of Korean drag performance.