John Leguizamo stars in his solo show, Latin History for Morons, directed by Tony Taccone, at the Public Theater.
John Leguizamo stars in his solo show, Latin History for Morons, directed by Tony Taccone, at the Public Theater.
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Public Theater has extended John Leguizamo's newest solo show, Latin History for Morons, through Friday, April 28. Tony Taccone directs, as part of a coproduction with Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son's American history class, Latin History for Morons is Leguizamo's 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 an irreverant and concise history lesson.

The creative team includes Rachel Hauck (scenic design), Alexander V. Nichols (lighting design), and Bray Poor (original music and sound design).

For tickets and more information, click here.