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Welcome to the Huntington Theatre Company's blog, where we'll share news, behind-the-scenes stories and backstage goings on with you. You'll hear from Huntington staff as well as actors in our shows and other visiting artists, and we hope we'll hear from you, too, when you'd like to make a comment. Scroll down for our most recent post and check out the archive for older blog posts!

The Novel Inspiration: John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces

by: Phaedra Scott at 11/25/2015 12:00 PM

“A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head,” begins John Kennedy Toole’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces . The iconic image of Ignatius J. Reilly has a devoted following of readers and fans all over...

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ICYMI: DUNCES Humanities Forum

by: Sabrina Katz at 11/20/2015 12:00 PM

Along with a great beard and thick rimmed glasses, Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted John Kennedy Toole’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces , for the stage. Mr. Hatcher understands the small details of the book, including the...

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Who is Ignatius?

by: Sabrina Katz at 11/13/2015 12:00 PM

In his role as Ignatius J. Reilly, Nick Offerman has very large shoes to fill…and pants, and shirts, and sweaters. Mr. Reilly, a fat 30-year old who still lives with his mother in New Orleans, believes his best interests lie not in finding a job,...

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A Confederacy of Dunces - Make a Day of It!

by: Sabrina Katz at 11/06/2015 12:00 PM

The anticipation for A Confederacy of Dunces is truly building now that it’s only one week away! But that doesn’t mean every other part of the Huntington experience isn’t important – in fact, it’s so easy to enhance your day by taking a few extra...

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