The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

March 30 - April 23

Written and Performed by James Lecesne

Directed by Tony Speciale

Original Music by Duncan Sheik

‘Absolute Brightness’ is about the disappearance of Leonard Pelkey, a flamboyant 14-year-old who has been bullied by his peers. Critically-acclaimed actor and writer James Lecesne (I Am My Own Wife at Hartford Stage, the writer of the Academy Award-winning Trevor) portrays a tough New Jersey detective, a withdrawn teenage girl, a brusque yet gentle hairdresser and a dozen other intriguing characters as they join forces to solve a mystery that will forever change their lives. The New Yorker called it, "A whodunit with a heart of gold.”

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All photos by Matthew Murphy.

Artistic

Playwright
James Lecesne

Director
Tony Speciale

Set Design
Jo Winiarski

Costume Design
Paul Marlow

Lighting Design
Matthew Richards

Sound Design
Christian Frederickson

Projection Design
Aaron Rhyne

Original Music
Duncan Sheik

Original Animation and Photography
Matthew Sandager

Stage Manager
Hannah Woodward

Cast

All roles
James Lecesne

Sponsors

Production Sponsor
robinson & cole

Restaurant Partner
V's Trattoria