Press kit: John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons

John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons

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03/08/16: World Premiere of Latin History for Morons

Berkeley Rep to Present the World Premiere of John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons

Award-winning performer returns to Berkeley Rep for new one-man show

Berkeley Rep announced today it will present the world premiere of John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons. Written and performed by Leguizamo and directed by Berkeley Rep’s Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone, this limited engagement will run Friday, July 1–Sunday, August 14 in the newly renovated Peet’s Theatre. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 6 to the general public at berkeleyrep.org or by calling 510 647–2949.

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Award-winning playwright, actor, and performer John Leguizamo in the world premiere of Latin History for Morons at Berkeley Rep.

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Award-winning playwright, actor, and performer John Leguizamo in the world premiere of Latin History for Morons at Berkeley Rep.

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Award-winning playwright, actor, and performer John Leguizamo in the world premiere of Latin History for Morons at Berkeley Rep.

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Award-winning playwright, actor, and performer John Leguizamo in the world premiere of Latin History for Morons at Berkeley Rep.

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Award-winning playwright, actor, and performer John Leguizamo in the world premiere of Latin History for Morons at Berkeley Rep.

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Award-winning playwright, actor, and performer John Leguizamo as Loreta Velázquez, a Latina who disguised herself as a man to fight in the Civil War, in Latin History for Morons at Berkeley Rep.

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John Leguizamo in rehearsal for Latin History for Morons. Photographed at New 42nd Street Studios.

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John Leguizamo in rehearsal for Latin History for Morons. Photographed at New 42nd Street Studios.

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Tony Taccone and John Leguizamo in rehearsal for Latin History for Morons. Photographed at New 42nd Street Studios.

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John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons, written and performed by John Leguizamo, will have its world premiere July 1–August 14, 2016 at Berkeley Rep.

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John Leguizamo in rehearsal for Latin History for Morons. Photographed at New 42nd Street Studios.

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John Leguizamo in rehearsal for Latin History for Morons. Photographed at New 42nd Street Studios.

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Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone will direct John Leguizamo: Latin History For Morons.

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Who

Written and performed by John Leguizamo
Directed by Tony Taccone

What

John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons
Co-production with the Public Theater

John Leguizamo’s up close and personal solo shows about growing up in Queens and climbing to the top of the Hollywood ladder have earned him scores of fans and accolades—and Emmy and Obie Awards. In Latin History for Morons, the outrageous, multifaceted performer attempts to teach his son (and the rest of us) about the marginalization of Latinos in U.S. history and the vital roles they played in building this country. From a satirical recap of Aztec and Incan history to stories of Latin patriots in the Revolutionary and Civil War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down 3,000 years into 90 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark comedic style. History was never so mind-blowing…or hysterical!

Where

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Peet’s Theatre, 2025 Addison Street @ Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94704

When

July 1–August 14, 2016

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How much

Regular: $55–60 · Under the age of 30: $35–40

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