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A Confederacy of Dunces Audio Described Performance

12/5/2015 Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre
2pm

Audio Description is a carefully timed, live narration of the visual aspects of a performance. It is broadcast via a radio transmitter to patrons who wear a single headphone receiver enabling them to hear both the on-stage dialogue and the describer's narration.

Headsets must be reserved and limited seating is available. Braille and large print programs will be available at the performances. Plan to arrive 30 minutes early for audio described program notes and set description. Guide dogs are welcome. Tickets are $20 for each blind/low-vision patron and a guest. To reserve tickets and headsets, please contact the Access Coordinator at 617 273 1558 or email mobrien@huntingtontheatre.bu.edu.

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Blind school groups are also invited to attend the Student Matinee Series, several performances of which are audio-described. Schools are provided with study and curriculum guides in advance and with preview tickets for teachers (on request). Although geared for school groups, individual blind or visually impaired students accompanied by an adult are also welcome. For student matinee information or reservations, please contact the Access Coordinator at 617 273 1558, or email mobrien@huntingtontheatre.bu.edu.

 

About A Confederacy of Dunces

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Nick Offerman (“Parks & Recreation”) stars as larger-than-life character Ignatius J. Reilly, the Don Quixote of the French Quarter. He’s overweight, arrogant, eccentric, and still living with his mother in New Orleans in the 1960s. Adapted from the cult classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces is a hilarious wild ride, filled with colorful characters and comic misadventures.

Approximate run time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 10-minute intermission.

A Confederacy of Dunces is an iconic novel with an incredible cult following. It’s a privilege to work with playwright Jeffrey Hatcher, the brilliant and profoundly funny Nick Offerman, and our friend director David Esbjornson, and to be the first to share this exciting new play with Boston audiences.”— Peter DuBois
“Adapting John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces into a play has been like wrestling Ignatius Reilly to the stage. The book is famously picaresque, episodic and digressive, but the digressions are often the point. What I think we've arrived at is a play that focuses on the characters – Ignatius, his mother Mrs. Reilly, Burma Jones, Myrna Minkoff – without losing any of the book's color and atmosphere and humor.”— Jeffrey Hatcher



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