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John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons Opens at the Public Theater

Tony Taccone directs Leguizamo's new solo show. logo
John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons, directed by Tony Taccone, is currently in performance at the Public Theater.
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Emmy and Obie Award winner John Leguizamo's newest solo show, Latin History for Morons opened last night, Monday, March 27, at the Public Theater. Tony Taccone directs, as part of a coproduction with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Performances are scheduled through April 9. Check out photos from the opening-night celebration in the gallery below.

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.