John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN Plays Tonight as Part of SummerStage
Tonight, July 28 at 8 PM, John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown, directed by Fisher Stevens in association with Westbeth Entertainment, will take the stage at Central Park and runs thorugh August 2, 2014 as part of this year's SummerStage lineup.
Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo, who has appeared in more than fifty films and was also seen on Nickelodeon series "The Brothers Garcia," as well as on "ER" and "Miami Vice," is also one of the nation's most accomplished stage performers.
"Ghetto Klown" is the next chapter in John Leguizamo's popular personal and professional story. It is his fifth one-man play, his third on Broadway, and follows in the uninhibited tradition of his "Mambo Mouth," "Spic-O-Rama," "Freak," and "Sexaholix ... a Love Story." In Leguizamo's trademark style, the piece explodes with energy, heating up the stage with vivid accounts of the colorful characters that populate his life. He takes audiences from his adolescent memories in Queens to the early days of his acting career and on to the sets of major motion pictures.
Leguizamo explains, "Ghetto Klown" is all the things I say to my therapist and my manager, but would never want the general public to know. It's cheaper than a lawsuit and I get to take a bow at the end. It's like Wiki leaks but with no international manhunt. Yet."
City Parks Foundation presents the 2014 season of SummerStage, New York's largest free performing arts festival, bringing over 100 free performances to 14 parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin and World music to dance, comedy and theater, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City's summer arts festival landscape. Since its inception twenty-nine years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage. The festival runs now through August 24th.
This year, SummerStage theater-goers will also welcome Urban Theatre Movement's Handball, an explosive take on gentrification in New York City set in a public park. SummerStage Theater presented by Time Warner will also welcome The New York Neo-Futurists, who will perform their critically acclaimed, energetic signature show of original short plays, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.
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Photo Credit: Walter McBride