TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC: FRIDAY, APRIL 5 AT 10 A.M.
MINNEAPOLIS—Following its Tony-nominated hit Broadway run seen by tens of thousands, Tony Award winner John Leguizamo’s one-man play LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS will play the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) for one night only on Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m.
The WOW Agency brings LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS to Minneapolis as part of a North American tour premiering at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York and will travel across the country including engagements in Atlanta, Dallas, Durham, Hartford, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, and San Antonio among others. For more information on upcoming city engagements, please visit LatinHistoryOnTour.com.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m. at the State Theatre Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 982-2787 and online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org. For information and reservations for groups of 10 or more, call (612) 373-5665 or email MinneapolisGroups@broadwayacrossamerica.com.
|Thursday||June 27||7:30 p.m.||State Theatre||$49, $79, $89, $109|
All pricing includes a Building and Restoration Fee of $4.
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.”
LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS concluded its successful run on Broadway on Feb. 25, 2018. The original 16-week engagement was extended an additional three weeks on opening night, Nov. 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.
B-roll footage and production photos of the Broadway cast and production are available at: http://bit.ly/LatinHistoryMpls
HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST is a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through the arts. We serve the community through our three historic theatres – the Orpheum, State and Pantages – and our unique arts, culture and education programs. All performances of the Broadway on Hennepin series are supported by Bank of America. All performances of the Living Legend series are supported by BMO Harris Bank. Spotlight Showcase is sponsored by Fredrikson & Byron, Slumberland Furniture and Sun Country Airlines. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
Call (800) 982-2787, visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org, or purchase in person at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. *Ticket pricing current as of April 1, 2019. All pricing subject to change.