For limited time only the Tony Award winning theater, La MaMa will present the world premiere of the music drama from South Korea, 13 Fruitcakes, written and directed by Byungkoo Ahn and presented as a part of the Stonewall 50 festival in Manhattan. Performances will take place at the Ellen Stewart Theater for all enjoy from June 13th until the 16th.
13 Fruitcakes depicts the fictional story of Orlando, who uses the stories of histories greatest LGBTQ figures to inspire people to fight against social injustices and oppression. Orlando tells the story of 13 noteworthy LGBTQ figures and their impact throughout history. The great gay ancestors from Eleanor Roosevelt to Hans Christian Anderson, from Alan Turning to Leonardo da Vinci.
The performance features Korean actors including ‘MOre’ Zimin, the most prominent drag performer in Korea. In addition, the show’s 13 musical vignettes feature original songs composed by Gihieh Lee, lyrics by Lorca, Wilde, Whitman and other Queer Poets and Electronic Music by Los Angeles Laptop Collective.
Byungkoo Ahn previously worked with La MaMa to directed a Korean adaptation of Hamlet back in 2011 and is excited to be working on this new project.
“I am very excited to come back to La MaMa next month with this new production. When I did research on the Stonewall Riots, people say somehow the air that day was different from before, even though it was a routine police raid, and on this occasion they did not submit to the police. I wanted to create what the ‘different air’ that day might have been. I am very attached to this project more than any I have worked on before,” he said in a statement.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchases for $25 General Admission or $20 for students and seniors. La MaMa also offers what 10@$10, which are the first ten tickets for every performance at $10 each. This is first come first served and with advance sales only with code, 10AT10.
To purchase tickets you can call OvationTix at (212) 352-3101 or visit their website to by online.