Equally Divine – The Real Story of the Mona Lisa is a live music theatre work that celebrates LGBTQ artistic genius and explores the possibility that the Mona Lisa was inspired not only by a young Florentine woman, but also by a young man, an apprentice and lover of Leonardo da Vinci. Equally Divine tells two stories: the theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911, and the creation of the portrait in 1503. The show celebrates gay history as central and important in Western culture. With messages of gender fluidity, women’s empowerment, sexual identity and gay rights, Equally Divine tells a story of genius, crime and passion. The show features a solo actor, with music ensemble of cello, piano and percussion including music from the time of the Renaissance, works by Stravinsky, Weill, Satie, Poulenc and composers of today.