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Latin History for Morons

Full Length, Comedy
1-41 actors (flexible casting).
Total Cast: 1, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-4433-2


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $130 per performance.
THE STORY: When John takes a peek at his son’s history textbooks, he is shocked to find…well nothing, at least when it comes to the impact of Latin culture over thousands of years. Excited to share his heritage with his son, John dives deep, exploring everything from the Mayans to modern-day heroes. To be performed by one person or an ensemble, this zippy, irreverent, and laugh-out-loud investigation of the past will make you take a second look at the present.
“…in Mr. Leguizamo’s long and often hilarious parade of injustice…his jokes get at something deep.” —The New York Times.

“…both informative and hysterically funny…LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is the most fun you’ll have in a classroom since Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You.” —The Wrap.

“LATIN HISTORY is boisterous and joyful but also laced with sorrow, with Leguizamo beautifully communicating feelings of invisibility, inherited trauma, and even grief.” —Entertainment Weekly.