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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.

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