first_imgOfferman stars as the larger-than-life character Ignatius J. Reilly: overweight, arrogant, eccentric, and still living with his mother Irene (Gillette) in 1960s New Orleans. Called the Don Quixote of the French Quarter, Ignatius has a singular outlook on life. His farcical odyssey includes a riot in a department store and a raid on a strip club, and stints working at a pants factory and as a hot dog vendor.The production will feature scenic design by Ricardo Hernandez, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Scott Zielinski, sound design by Mark Bennett and Charles Coes, original music by Mark Bennett and projection design by Sven Ortel. We’re keeping an eye on this comedy—it has potential Broadway transfer written all over it. Anita Gillette (Moonstruck, 30 Rock) and more will join the previously announced Nick Offerman in the world premiere of A Confederacy of Dunces. Directed by David Esbjornson and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Kennedy Toole, the show will begin performances on November 11 at the Huntington Theatre in Boston. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through December 13.The cast will also include Philip James Brannon as Burma Jones, Arnie Burton as Dorian Greene and Mr. Gonzales, Stephanie DiMaggio as Lana Lee and Myrna, Lonnie Farmer as Mr. Watson, Julie Halston as Miss Trixie, Paul Melendy as Officer Mancuso, Talene Monahon as Darlene, Ed Peed as Claude Robichaux, Steve Rosen as Gus Levy and Sergeant, Lusia Strus as Santa Battaglia and Stacey Yen as Mrs. Levy and George. View Commentslast_img

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