JOHN LEGUIZAMO: LATIN HISTORY FOR DUMMIES is now titled JOHN LEGUIZAMO: LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS
March 31, 2016–John Leguizamo’s up close and personal solo shows about growing up in Queens and climbing to the top of the Hollywood ladder have earned him scores of fans and accolades – and Emmy and Obie Awards. In Latin History for Morons, the outrageous, multifaceted performer attempts to teach his son (and the rest of us) about the marginalization of Latinos in U.S. history and the vital roles they played in building this country. From a satirical recap of Aztec and Incan history to stories of Latin patriots in the Revolutionary and Civil War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down 3,000 years into 90 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark comedic style.
Developed at The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work, Latin History for Morons follows up on Leguizamo’s 2010 hit show, Ghetto Klown, which was workshopped at Berkeley Rep as Klass Klown, and later transferred to great acclaim on Broadway. Leguizamo returns to Berkeley Rep with this fiercely funny, satirical, and often over-looked version of American history. Latin History for Morons is a co-production with the Public Theater.
Written and performed by Leguizamo and directed by Berkeley Rep’s Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone, this limited engagement will run Friday, July 1–Sunday, August 14 in the newly renovated Peet’s Theatre. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 6 to the general public at berkeleyrep.org or by calling 510-647-2949.