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Latin History for Morons


John Leguizamo schools his son - and the rest of us -on the buried and forgotten history of Latinos in the Americas in this one-man show about uncovering the truth, and recovering from the past.

The Off-Broadway production of Latin History for Morons closed April 28, 2017. For current Off-Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.

From the producers: Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son’s American history class, John Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into 95 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark style.

Emmy and Obie Award winner John Leguizamo’s acclaimed one-man shows include "Mambo Mouth," "Spic-O-Rama," and "Freak," which enjoyed a successful run on Broadway in 1998. He returns to the Public for the first time since 1987, when he was seen in the productions of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" and "La Puta Vida Trilogy."

Leguizamo’s film credits include "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar," "Moulin Rouge!,"The Happening," as well as the voice of Sid the Sloth in the "Ice Age" series of animated films.

What is the Public Theater? Founded in 1954 by the legendary showman Joseph Papp, the Public Theater is one of NYC'c preeminent non-profit theaters. Dedicated to the development of new plays and musicals, the theater has spawned many Broadway shows (including "A Chorus Line" and the original Off Broadway production of "Hamilton") and has 40 Tony Awards to its credit. More here.




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