Nick Offerman to Star in Industry Reading of Confederacy of Dunces; Lea DeLaria, Kate Rockwell Also Cast
04 Apr 2014
Producers Bob Guza and John Hardy of Shelton Street will present an industry-only reading of A Confederacy of Dunces, based on the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by John Kennedy Toole, April 28 at Pearl Studios in New York City.
David Esbjornson will direct, and additional casting will be announced at a later date.
A Confederacy of Dunces, written by Toole and published posthumously by LSU Press in 1980, "tells the story of Ignatius J. Reilly, his exploits, misadventures and all-around insultingly brilliant behavior in 1960's New Orleans," according to press notes.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.