Emmy winner John Leguizamo will be repping for Latinxs on Broadway with his "Latin History for Morons" one-man show.

The mission of the show is pretty clear in the title alone: Leguizamo schools the audience on the untaught history of Latinxs in the Americas.

It will be performed at Studio 54 in New York starting in October. It'll run for 16 weeks.

"From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into 95 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark style," the press release stated.

Part of the reason he created the show was because his son got bullied for being Latino.

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In 2014, he found out that that his son was being called a "beaner" by his classmates. 

"We were in a private school. It's a very expensive New York City private school in 2014, I think it was," he told NPR. "And they're calling him a beaner, which is a slur to Mexicans. And you know, my son was very offended by it, and it triggered in him a lot of resentment. And then it became sort of cyber-bullying. Then it became violent, and then it became exclusionary. So he was excluded from parties, from events. People wouldn't talk to him."

But the development of the show was also inspired by the absence of Latin history and the hostile attitude many Latinxs have experienced because of that.

Leguizamo told The New York Times, 

"People feel like they can disrespect us. Mostly because our contributions aren’t in history books and they aren’t being taught, and that’s why I started wanting to do a lot of research. I started finding out about all the amazing things that we did to build America. And I’m like: ‘Wait a minute. There’s a real aggressive effort to erase our contributions and to keep us out of history textbooks because we have been the contributor to the making of America since the beginning of time.'"

The show is four years in the making, and it has already received rave reviews from its first run that opened Off Broadway in March at the Public Theatre.

“Funny and surprisingly poignant, "Latin History for Morons" slyly poses sharp and timely questions of what culturally defines American identity. Woven amid the memorable one-liners, most of which cannot be quoted, the results are startlingly touching," Ben Brantley wrote in The New York Times.

So, if you're ready for an empowering history lesson with hilarious anecdotes, you don't want to miss it.

After all, we deserve to learn about the Latinx heroes our textbooks failed to mention.

You can buy your tickets here