In LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS John Leguizamo schools his son—and the rest of us—on the buried and forgotten history of Latinos in the Americas in this outrageously funny, satirical one-man play 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 110 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark style.
“FUNNY AND SURPRISINGLY POIGNANT, LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS SLYLY POSES SHARP AND TIMELY QUESTIONS OF WHAT CULTURALLY DEFINES AMERICAN IDENTITY. WOVEN AMID THE MEMORABLE ONE-LINERS, MOST OF WHICH CANNOT BE QUOTED, THE RESULTS ARE STARTLINGLY TOUCHING.” – Ben Brantley, New York Times