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A Confederacy of Dunces: The Musical (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-02-24

Duration: 00:05:37

Subjects: Theater | Arts | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Toole, John Kennedy, 1937-1969


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Harlan, Scott Interviewee
  • Galati, Frank Interviewee
  • Howley, Lorna Interviewee


This segment from the February 24, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ profile of the LSU School of Theatre’s production of “A Confederacy of Dunces: The Musical,” a musical adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Kennedy Toole of New Orleans. She interviews: Scott Harlan, the actor playing Ignatius J. Reilly; Frank Galati, the director; and Lorna Howley, the actress playing Irene Reilly. Hosts: Beth Courtney and Ken Johnson