Kiss My Aztec! Berkeley Rep Docent Talk
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?
You don't have to see the show to enjoy the talk.
Book by John Leguizamo &Tony Taccone
Music by Benjamin Velez
Lyrics by David Kamp, Benjamin Velez
& John Leguizamo
Based on an original screenplay written by
John Leguizamo & Stephen Chbosky
Choreography by Maija García
Directed by Tony Taccone
Main Season · Roda Theatre
May 28–July 14, 2019