A Confederacy of Dunces Breaks Box-Office Record at Huntington Theatre Company

News   A Confederacy of Dunces Breaks Box-Office Record at Huntington Theatre Company
Boston's Huntington Theatre Company's stage adaptation of the Pulitzer-winning novel "A Confederacy of Dunces," was the highest-grossing show in the company's 33-year history, according to the Boston Globe. The show, which starred "Parks and Recreation"'s Nick Offerman, earned more than $2.1 million in box-office sales.

The engagement concluded its run Dec. 20, following an extension due to overwhelming demand for tickets. Plans for a possible life beyond the Boston production have not been announced.

Offerman played the lead in the play, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the 1980 novel by John Kennedy O’Toole. The comedy follows the adventures of oddball Ignatius Jacques Reilly, who lives at home with his mother. The cast also featured Anita Gillette ("Moonstruck" and "30 Rock"); Julie Halston (On the Town); by Arnie Burton (The 39 Steps); and Steve Rosen (Guys and Dolls).

As reported in the Globe, A Confederacy of Dunces overtook the sales record held by the Huntington’s 2013 production of A Jungle Book.

David Esbjornson directed Dunces, with a creative team that included Ricardo Hernandez (scenic design), Michael Krass (costumes), Scott Zielinski (lighting), Mark Bennett and Charles Coes (sound), Mark Bennett (original music) and Sven Ortel (projections). The production stage manager was Emily F. McMullen and stage manager was Kevin Schlagle.

Visit HuntingtonTheatre.org for more information on upcoming productions.

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