Equally Divine opens our hearts and minds to tolerance, sensitivity to gender fluidity and celebration of men’s and women’s empowerment.
Equally Divine explores the possibility that the Mona Lisa was inspired not only by the original female model, but also a young man, an apprentice to Leonardo da Vinci. The Mona Lisa was in fact stolen from the Louvre in 1911 and recovered in 1913. In our show, the painting comes to life, captive in a dingy Paris apartment. We discover that the painting is a young man, stolen by another man in love with his “ideal woman”!
Equally Divine moves in time between the 1911-1913 theft and the 1503 creation of the painting, telling a story of love, passion, crime and genius in words and music.
The performance features a gender fluid actor, with music ensemble of cello, piano and percussion performing music from the time of the Renaissance, works by Stravinsky, Weill, Satie, Poulenc and composers of today.