John Leguizamo Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 9/16

John Leguizamo brings his latest one-man show "Latin History for Dummies" to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, September 16 at 8 p.m. Still a work in progress, the multitalented stand-up and actor will blend stand-up comedy and a bit of Latin history in the new comedic stand-up performance which is part of the Clark Construction Comedy Series and Moffly Media Entertaining Conversation Series. John Leguizamo assumes the role of hard-hitting history teacher, guiding audiences through his biting and comic take on 500 years of Latin history. Leguizamo's "Latin History for Dummies" is hilarious, satirical, and even educational - some topics covered include: The Aztec and Mayan Empires, Christopher Columbus, The Pilgrims, The Conquistadors, The Revolutionary War, The Civil War, and more. A multi-faceted performer and Emmy Award winner, John Leguizamo has established a career that defies categorization. With boundless and visceral creativity, his work in film, theatre, television, and literature covers a variety of genres, continually threatening to create a few of its own. Leguizamo just debuted his 5th HBO solo special, Ghetto Klown, an adaptation of his Drama Desk Award-winning one-man stage show of the same name. This year, Leguizamo completed production on three back-to-back films: The Nest, American Ultra, and The Man on Carrion Road. Leguizamo recently starred alongside writer/director Jon Favreau in the feature, Chef, and in the breakout comedy hit Ride Along, opposite Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. He also just completed production on Cymbeline, a modern-day take on Shakespeare's play, and Stealing Cars. Leguizamo's other film credits include Walking with Dinosaurs, The Counselor, Kick-Ass 2, the Ice Age franchise, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and many more.

To add to his list of attributes, Leguizamo is also an accomplished author. His autobiography Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas, and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends, which was released by Harper Collins in October 2006. The New York Times called the book "brutally funny," while USA Today coined Leguizamo as "one of the most exciting talents to come along in some time."


For tickets ($110 orches, $95 mezz/balc), call or visit the box office at The Ridgefield Playhouse, (203) 438-5795. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT; ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

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