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John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons Announces North American Tour

Leguizamo will launch the tour at the Apollo Theater in New York.

John Leguizamo in Latin History for Morons during its Broadway run.
(© Matthew Murphy)

After its Tony-nominated hit Broadway run at Studio 54 during the 2017-18 season, John Leguizamo is bringing his solo play Latin History for Morons out on a North American tour. It will kick off on June 20 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, and continue to more than 15 cities across North America before culminating with a seven-week engagement at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles September 5-October 20. For more details, click here.

Inspired by the near-total absence of Latinos in his son's American history class, Latin History for Morons details 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 irreverent and concise history lesson.

Directed by Tony Taccone, the creative team includes Rachel Hauck (scenic design), Alexander V. Nichols (lighting design), and Bray Poor (original music and sound design).