John Leguizamo’s solo show makes its Off-Broadway debut.
John Leguizamo (Joan Marcus)
The New York premiere of John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons officially opens at the Public Theater Off-Broadway March 27. Directed by Tony Taccone, the satirical one-man show is created and performed by Emmy winner Leguizamo, and was inspired by his observation that Latinos were often overlooked in the teaching of American history.
John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons began previews February 24 and is scheduled to play through April 23.
“Just imagine you’re a white kid and all of a sudden everybody’s Latin and everything they’re teaching you is Latin and you don’t hear anything about yourself or about your contributions,” explained Leguizamo in an earlier press statement from the Public. “And it’s really weird and unfair because we had huge contributions.”