John Leguizamo

MVCC hosts ‘An Evening with John Leguizamo’

Published Sep 26, 2018 at 4:00pm

Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica campus will host “One Love: An Evening with John Leguizamo” Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Robert R. Jorgensen Athletic and Event Center.

Leguizamo, an Emmy Award-winning actor, voice actor, stand-up comedian, producer, playwright, and screenwriter, first came to prominence on the lecture circuit touring the nation’s colleges and stages with his one-man show “Ghetto Klown,” which traced his life from growing up in Queens through his avant-garde theater origins in the 1980s, to his film career, including such films as “Moulin Rouge,” “Romeo + Juliet,” “Carlito’s Way,” “Spawn,” “John Wick,” and “Ice Age.”

Most recently, Leguizamo was seen in “The Infiltrator” with Bryan Cranston, “Sisters” with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and “American Ultra” with Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. Coming on the heels of his off-Broadway hit, “Latin American History for Morons,” he is now taking his entire story — the lessons he’s learned, the characters he’s encountered, his passion for education, his struggles against racism and poverty — to audiences around the country with “One Love.”

Tickets are $30, $20 for MVCC Employees.Tickets for all Cultural Series events can be purchased in person at the MVCC Box Office, Information Technology Building room 106, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, and at the College Stores on the Utica and Rome Campuses; online at mvcc.edu/tickets; or over the phone by calling 315-731-5721.

The Cultural Series is brought to you by MVCC’s Cultural Events Council, in collaboration with MVCC’s Program Board, with significant support from the Student Activity Fee.

On the net: mvcc.edu/culture