He has dazzled theatre and film audiences with his portrayals of Latin men and women, including Latin men dressed as women. Now writer/actor John Leguizamo, whose previous one-man shows include the hits Spic-O-Rama and Mambo Mouth, premieres his new one-man show Freak, at San Francisco's Theatre on the Square, for a limited two week run May 20-June 1. Previews begin May 17.
Leguizamo subtitle's Freak as "A Semi-Demi-Quasi-Pseudo Autobiography (His Most Dangerous Work Yet)." In traditional Leguizamo style, the show will reveal a slew of ethnic characters, including Italians, Irish, Germans, Koreans, Jews, Latinos, and West Coast "white dudes."
Film audiences may recognize Leguizamo mostly for his Golden Globe Award nominated performance in Too Wong Foo. . .Julie Newmar. He mostly recently appeared in Romeo and Juilet opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Clare Danes, and in his film The Pest, which he co-created with David Bar Katz, who directs Freaks.
Leguizamo will be seen in upcoming films Spawn and Body Count with Forest Whitaker, David Caruso, and Ving Rhames.
Freaks is scheduled for a post San Francisco run at Chicago's Shubert Theatre, June 17-22. A press release for the show announced that a New York run was imminent, but neither the spokesperson for the show nor for the artist could provide any dates, venues or certainty of a New York production.
For tickets to the San Francisco production, call (415) 433-9500, or refer to Theatre on the Square's regional listing on Playbill On-Line.