Plans Eyed For 'Confederacy Of Dunces' Onstage

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NEW YORK (AP) - Things are looking up for fans of the hard-to-love Ignatius Reilly - finally. A New Orleans-based theatrical production company has plans to turn the obnoxious, overweight and very funny protagonist of "A Confederacy of Dunces" into a stage hero.

Shelton Street Theatrical, LLC said Monday that it has asked playwright Jeffrey Hatcher to adapt the novel about the New Orleans-based Reilly, who lives with his mother, rails against the evils of the modern age and sells hot dogs from a cart in the French Quarter. "Driving Miss Daisy" director David Esbjornson has been picked as the director.

Producers said the play will be worked on in a series of readings in New York, followed by developmental productions leading perhaps to Broadway. No cast has been revealed.


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