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Friday, April 4, 2014

Parks & Recreation's Nick Offerman is your Ignatius J. Reilly

Posted By on Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Nick Offerman in American Ham
  • Nick Offerman in American Ham

Stepping into the role of Ignatius J. Reilly for the reading of Jeffrey Hatcher and David Esbjornson's anticipated Broadway adaptation of John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces is Nick Offerman, according o The Hollywood Reporter.

The star of NBC's Parks & Recreation (in which he plays the stern, mustached, high-and-tight haircut anti-government government employee Ron Swanson) will read the part during the "industry-only reading" on April 28 at Pearl Studios in New York.

Offerman has appeared in dozens of films and TV shows and is an alumnus of Chicago's Steppenwolf theater, where he cut his teeth. He also runs a wood-working collective in Los Angeles. His one-man show/film American Ham debuted at Sundance earlier this year.

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