Latin History for Morons

Name: Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Anspacher Theater
Address: 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Production Information
First performance date: February 24, 2017
Opening date: March 27, 2017
Closing date: April 28, 2017
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
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 90 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark style. Artistic Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Tony Taccone, directs this incendiary new show from one the most provocatively hilarious satirists in American theater.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
The Public Theater Producer
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Co-Producer
Oskar Eustis Artistic Director
John Leguizamo Playwright
Bray Poor Original Music
Tony Taccone Director
Rachel Hauck Set Designer
Alexander V. Nichols Lighting Designer
Bray Poor Sound Designer

Actor Role
John Leguizamo Solo Performer
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2017 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Solo Show The Public Theater Producer
      John Leguizamo Actor
      John Leguizamo Playwright
      Berkeley Repertory Theatre Co-Producer
2 NOMINATED 2017 uAward John Leguizamo Actor