Kiss My Aztec!ReturnPlaywright John Leguizamo, Tony Taccone Composer Benjamin Velez Lyricist David Kamp, Benjamin Velez, John Leguizamo Producer Berkeley Repertory Theatre [Website] Description This fresh, irreverent musical comedy could only spring forth from the clever and culturally savvy mind of John Leguizamo (who seriously schooled Berkeley Rep audiences with Latin History for Morons). With an energetic musical fusion of salsa, Latin boogaloo, hip-hop, gospel, funk, and merengue, and an inspired mash-up of Elizabethan dialect and modern slang, Kiss My Aztec! celebrates, elevates, and commemorates Latinx culture.
European conquest? Hell, no! It may be the 16th century in Spanish-occupied Mesoamerica, but these Aztecs is woke. Led by the unlikely duo of Colombina (a fierce female warrior) and Pepe (a not-so-fierce clown), they mount a scrappy resistance against their Spanish oppressors—and somehow get entangled in the dysfunctional dynamics of the Spanish viceroy’s bickering family. Will our heroes get conquistadored by whitey or win the day?
Please note that John Leguizamo won’t be performing in Kiss My Aztec!—other fantastic actors will be starring in this uproarious new musical! Running Time 2:25 Performers Yani Marin [Colombina]
Joél Pérez [Pepe]
Chad Carstarphen [El Jaguar Negro/Reymundo]
Zachary Infante [Fernando/Sebastian/Ensemble]
Jesús E. Martínez [Captain Soldier/Ensemble]
Maria-Christina Oliveras [Tolima/Ensemble]
Al Rodrigo [Rodrigo/Ensemble]
Desiree Rodriguez [Pilar/Ensemble]
Richard Henry Ruiz [Pierre Pierrot/Ensemble]
Katherine “KC” de la Cruz Creative Staff Tony Taccone [Director]
Maija García [Choreographer]
Clint Ramos [Scenic Designer]
Clint Ramos [Costume Designer]
Alexander V. Nichols [Lighting Designer]
Jessica Paz [Sound Designer]
Berkeley Rep: Roda Theatre
2015 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 Box Office: (510) 647-2949
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