The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey
at Westside Theatre Downstairs
From the Academy Award-winning writer of Trevor, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey is the “remarkable and moving” (The New York Times) new play written and performed by James Lecesne; directed by Tony Speciale (Drama Desk and GLAAD Media Award Nominee); with original music by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik(Spring Awakening).
Direct from it’s sold out run, Absolute Brightness returns for a 12 week limited engagement. Following the disappearance of Leonard Pelkey, a 14-year-old boy known for his unique spirit, a small Jersey shore town reflects upon his life and their interactions with him. This compelling story is a celebration of the amazing differences in our world and a reminder to be true to oneself. As a masterful storyteller in a tour-de-force performance, Lecesne delivers this hilarious and touching play which you will never forget.
90 minutes, no intermission