La Jolla Playhouse will present John Leguizamo: Latin History for Dummies, created and performed by John Leguizamo, as part of its Page To Stage New Play Development program.
Directed by Tony Taccone, the production will run April 5–17 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre.
"Class is in session with John Leguizamo’s new one-man show, Latin History for Dummies, delivering rapid-fire laughs in a biting and comic take on 500 years of Latin History, spanning the Aztec and Incan Empires to World War II," according to press notes. "Following up on his 2010 Playhouse Page To Stage workshop of Ghetto Klown, which later transferred to Broadway and won the Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle Awards for Outstanding Solo Performance, John Leguizamo returns to develop his latest work and share his fiercely funny, satirical and often over-looked version of American history."
“With his incisive comedy and rock-star swagger, any new show by John Leguizamo is a cause for celebration,” Playhouse artistic director Christopher Ashley said in a statement. “After his wildly-successful, sold-out Page to Stage production a few years ago, we’re honored to welcome John back to develop this new one-man show, which takes on hilarious new turf in John’s uproarious and inimitable style.”
Launched in 2001, La Jolla Playhouse’s Page To Stage Play Development Program is designed to facilitate the development of new plays and musicals in a workshop production.
Tickets are available at lajollaplayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010.