The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

Written and Performed by James Lecesne
Directed by Tony Speciale
July 13 – 15, 2017
8 PM
$20-35; students $12

Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike last summer, James Lecesne returns for a limited run of Absolute Brightness.

A Cape Cod Times 2016 Reviewers’ Favorite

“compelling, hilarious and heart-wrenching theater” Cape Cod Times

“If you’re the kind of person who enjoys human-centered stories, who can’t resist a detective yarn no matter how basic and who enjoys watching an actor impersonate a town full of kooky yet hilariously recognizable characters, then click off the television….This show… is what you’ve been waiting for.” LA Times

Written and performed by James Lecesne and based on his 2008 book of the same name, Absolute Brightness tells the story of detective Chuck DeSantis, a small New Jersey town investigator who sets out to solve the disappearance of a flamboyant 14-year-old boy named Leonard Pelkey. Through Leonard’s world, DeSantis confronts the horrors of bullying and sees how a community can learn to embrace their differences by having the courage to stay true to their individuality.

James Lecesne wrote the screenplay for the short film Trevor, which won an Academy Award and inspired the founding of The Trevor Project, the only nationwide 24-hour suicide prevention and crisis intervention lifeline for LGBT and questioning youth.

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