PEN Center USA Presents
THE PALE KING
Monologues From The Unfinished Novel
By David Foster Wallace
MICHELLE AZAR ♦ ROB DELANEY ♦ ROSEMARIE DEWITT BRIAN ELERDING ♦ MEGAN MULLALLY ♦ NICK OFFERMAN
JOSH RADNOR ♦ HENRY ROLLINS ♦ ADAM SCOTT
JENNIFER WESTFELDT ♦ CASEY WILSON
Directed by Charlie Stratton
Co-curated by Bonnie Nadell and Bruce Cohen
Hosted by LA Times Book Critic David L. Ulin
PERFORMING ON APRIL 28, 2011
MICHELLE AZAR is a well-known television actress. She has appeared on Monk, Without a Trace, ER, and the original Party of Five series.
ROB DELANEY is a comedic television actor. He stars in the upcoming series Coma, Period, and had a lead role in the short film, Nature of the Beast (2007), with Andy Samberg.
ROSEMARIE DEWITT is best known for playing the title role in Rachel Getting Married (2008), garnering several awards and nominations for Best Supporting Actress. Rosemarie currently appears on Showtime's United States of Tara and on Mad Men.
BRIAN ELERDING appeared in the film Jonah Hex and on Mad Men, Parenthood, and CSI: Miami. He has toured with The National Players, the longest running classical theater company in the US.
MEGAN MULLALLY played the outrageous and lovable Karen Walker on the hit NBC comedy Will & Grace. Mullally also appeared on Seinfeld, Frasier, Mad About You, 30 Rock, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Parks and Recreation.
NICK OFFERMAN is a film and television actor who currently appears on Parks and Recreation. Offerman appeared in Sin City (2005) and The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) alongside George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, and Jeff Bridges. Offerman has also appeared on Deadwood, George Lopez, Monk, and Gilmore Girls.
JOSH RADNOR is best known for his leading role in the CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother. He also wrote, directed, and starred in the indie film Happythankyoumoreplease (2010), winner of the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival. Radnor has also appeared on Law & Order, ER, Six Feet Under, and Family Guy.
HENRY ROLLINS is a singer-songwriter, actor, spoken word artist, radio DJ, and author. He fronted the '80s rock band Black Flag before forming the Grammy-nominated Rollins Band. Rollins appeared in The Chase (1994), Lost Highway (1997) and Bad Boys II (2003), among other films. Currently, Rollins hosts a radio show on KCRW, writes the Straight Talk Espresso blog for Vanity Fair and a music column in LA Weekly. Recently, he was a recurring guest star on FX's Sons of Anarchy, and is set to appear in several National Geographic TV specials.
ADAM SCOTT currently appears on the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation. He is best known for his role in Step Brothers with Will Ferrell. Adam also appeared in Knocked Up and in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, and had a recurring role on the HBO series Eastbound and Down.
JENNIFER WESTFELDT is best known for co-writing, co-producing, and playing the title role in the 2002 indie hit Kissing Jessica Stein. Jennifer most recently wrapped Friends With Kids, her directorial debut and third film as an actress/writer/producer. Friends With Kids also stars Adam Scott. Jennifer has performed in a wide array of regional, Off-Broadway, and Broadway theater productions. On the small screen, Jennifer recently completed recurring roles on the final season of Fox’s hit show 24 and on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy.
CASEY WILSON performs regularly at The Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City. She co-created the acclaimed two-woman sketch comedy show "Rode Hard and Put Away Wet." Casey has appeared on Saturday Night Live and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and acted in Julie and Julia and Bride Wars.