2019/2020 Season

Kiss My Aztec!

New Musical

September 3 – October 13, 2019 | Mandell Weiss Theatre

Book By John Leguizamo and Tony Taccone | Music by Benjamin Velez

Lyrics by David Kamp, Benjamin Velez and John Leguizamo | Based on a screenplay written by John Leguizamo and Stephen Chbosky

Choreography by Maija García | Directed by Tony Taccone

A Berkeley Repertory Theatre Production

When the Spanish set their sights on Mesoamerica and its riches, they will destroy anyone and anything that keeps them from conquering and claiming it all for themselves. But the Aztecs are like, “Hell, no!” This fresh, irreverent and outrageous satire could only spring forth from the insanely hilarious mind of John Leguizamo, last seen at the Playhouse in his acclaimed one-man show Latin History for Morons. Featuring a fusion of bolero, hip hop, merengue and rap, Kiss My Aztec! celebrates, elevates and commemorates Latinx culture in an uproarious new musical.

Please note John Leguizamo will be behind-the-scenes this time — other fantastic actors will be performing!

“Kiss My Aztec! is John Leguizamo through and through: a riotous satirical force and a celebration of perseverance in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.”
– Christopher Ashley, The Rich Family Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse

“Though Kiss My Aztec! is played for laughs and there are many, the play brings the past to the present showing us where we ought to go as much as where we’ve been.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Outrageously snarky lampoon of the colonial impulse… Aztec revels in a beyond-gaudy vibe that pivots from vulgar to the revolutionary.”
Mercury News / Bay Area News Group

ACCESS Performance (ASL interpretation, audio description): Saturday, September 21 at 2:00 pm
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Cast & Creators
Image of John Leguizamo John Leguizamo Book, Lyrics
Image of Tony Taccone Tony Taccone Director, Book, Lyrics
Image of Benjamin Velez Benjamin Velez Music, Lyrics
Image of David Kamp David Kamp Lyrics
Venue Info

Mandell Weiss Theatre

The Mandell Weiss Theatre is a 492-seat proscenium arch theatre, with two front rows of removable seats allowing for a greater stage length. The theatre also maintains an upstairs wooden deck for parties, receptions and outdoor gatherings, and a small outdoor amphitheatre for pre-show entertainment.

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Mandell Weiss Theatre

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