Nick Offerman, Lea DeLaria, Kate Rockwell and More Star in April 28 Industry Reading of Confederacy of Dunces

By Michael Gioia
April 28, 2014

Producers Bob Guza and John Hardy of Shelton Street 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.



Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, the reading of A Confederacy of Dunces — which plans for a future life on Broadway — stars Nick Offerman as Ignatius J. Reilly with Celia Weston as Irene, Lea DeLaria as Santa, Dakin Matthews as Claude, Steve Rattazzi as Mancuso, Danielle Skraastad as Lana Lee, Grace Rex as George/Mrs. Levy, Kate Rockwell as Darlene, Will Jackson Harper as Jones, Joey Slotnick Gus Levy, David Turner as Mr. Gonzales/Dorian, Marylouise Burke as Miss Trixie and Leon Addison Brown and Mr. Watson.

David Esbjornson directs.

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.