CF presents Leguizamo’s comedic history lesson


The College of Central Florida will screen John Leguizamo’s “Latin History for Morons” on Oct. 12 in conjunction with CF’s “Patriot Project: Bringing History to Life.”

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Posted October 6, 2022 |

For Hispanic Heritage Month, the College of Central Florida is screening “Latin History for Morons” at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Building 8, Room 110, at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala.

John Leguizamo’s one-man-show performance film is a whirling dervish of Latin American history, manically and comically delivered in a mock classroom replete with chalkboard. The actor/storyteller finds humor and heartbreak as he traces 3,000 years of Latin history in an effort to help his bullied son. The performance earned him a 2018 Tony Award.

The performance film is presented by Wendy Adams in conjunction with CF’s “Patriot Project: Bringing History to Life.” The event series features educational talks that bring into focus intriguing episodes from 17th- and 18th-century American history. CF instructors and guest speakers take a deep dive into the people and events that helped shape the U.S. identity.

Lectures are free and open to the public. Light refreshments and event giveaways will be provided. 

Future events include:

Nov. 2 – “Literature in the Colonial Period” presented by Sandra Cooper

Jan. 11, 2023 – “Theatre in the Colonial Period” presented by Nonalee Davis

Feb. 6, 2023 – “Math in the Colonial Period” presented by Mark Taylor

March 1, 2023 – “History of the Colonial Period” presented by Jay Thompson

April 5, 2023 – “Religion in the Colonial Period” presented by Dr. Ron Cooper 

To learn more, visit cf.edu/patriotproject.