Dress As Your Favorite Latinx Hero For Tonight’s Halloween Performance Of LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS
Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce that John Leguizamo’s LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS will celebrate Halloween in style by inviting patrons to dress up as their favorite Latinx hero for the Oct. 31 performance. Patrons can purchase $31 tickets for that night only at BroadwayInChicago.com by using code HALLOWEEN. LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is currently playing Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited one-week engagement through Nov. 3.
Participants are encouraged to come dressed in costume or their best calavera (“skull”) makeup on Oct. 31, and the first 300 costumed patrons will receive a LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS tote bag. Full face make-up, masks and weapons, real or fake, are strictly prohibited.
LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is inspired by the near total absence of Latinos from his son’s American History books.
John Leguizamo embarks on an outrageously funny, frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school history 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 Pitbull into 110 irreverent and uncensored minutes above and beyond his unique style.
Ben Brantley of The New York Times called LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS a “surprisingly poignant one-
man play that slyly poses sharp and timely questions of what culturally defines American identity and who, in the nationalistic age of Trump, has ‘the right’ to be here.”
Steven Suskin of The Huffington Post concluded, “John Leguizamo is back, as smart, provocative, bracing – and wise – as ever. In this dazzling comedic-philosphic evening of laughter, his Latin lesson is a treat.” NY Daily News raves the production is “Fast-paced, funny, and terrifically irreverent!”
LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS concluded its successful run on Broadway on February 25, 2018. The original 16-week engagement was extended an additional three weeks on opening night, November 15, 2017. The production was the first play of the 2017-2018 season to recoup its entire capitalization.
LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS marks theatre’s most prolific modern Latino playwright, John Leguizamo’s sixth one-man venture onto the stage, following success on Broadway with Ghetto Klown (Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award), Freak (Drama Desk Award), Sexaholix…A Love Story (Tony nomination) and Off-Broadway with Mambo Mouth (Obie Award) and Spic-O-Rama (Drama Desk Award). Mambo Mouth, Spic-O-Rama, Freak and Ghetto Klown all went on to be filmed for presentation on HBO.
Fresh off the celebrated and financially successful Broadway run of Ghetto Klown, Leguizamo began his acclaimed work on LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS. The play had its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre followed by its New York premiere at The Public Theater. Directed by Tony Taccone (Wishful Drinking, Bridge & Tunnel), the Tony-nominated production of LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is written and performed by Leguizamo, featuring scenic design by Rachel Hauck, lighting design by Alexander V. Nichols, and original music and sound design by Bray Poor.
LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is produced by THE WOW Agency, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and The Public Theater. For more information, please visit LatinHistoryOnTour.com. Follow @latinhistory101 on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Thursday, Oct. 31 at 7:30PM
Friday, Nov. 1 at 7:30PM
Saturday, Nov. 2 at 8:00PM
Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2:00PM
Individual tickets for LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS are on-sale now and range in price from $30-$90 with a select number of premium tickets available. Individual tickets will be available by calling the Broadway In Chicago Ticketline at (800) 775-2000 or by visiting www.BroadwayInChicago.com. Tickets are available now for groups 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710 or emailing [email protected].
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