March 27, 2017: Resist the urges to call the fire department that you will probably experience during John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons, which opened on Monday night at the Public Theater. That’s chalk dust, not smoke, rising from its star’s feverish frame. Mr. Leguizamo, you see, has appointed himself our instructor in a class intended to rectify the omissions in standard school texts of his people’s — or peoples’ — contributions to American history. And this grandstanding (and leaping, sliding and hopping) actor and monologuist has equipped himself with the requisite accessories, including a blackboard and an industriously wielded eraser.READ THE REVIEW
Latin History for Morons OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS
- Opening Night:
- March 27, 2017
- April 23, 2017
Theater: The Public Theater / 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY, 10003Synopsis:BUY TICKETS BUY GROUP TICKETS
Emmy and Obie Award winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) schools his son—and the rest of us—on the buried and forgotten history of Latinos in the Americas in this outrageously funny one-man show about uncovering the truth, and recovering from the past.
Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son’s American history class, 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.
Artistic Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Tony Taccone, directs this incendiary new show from one of the most provocatively hilarious satirists in American theater.
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Latin History for Morons