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
Approximate Running Time: 80 minutes (no intermission)
Recommended for ages 14+
$25 | $42 | $58 | $74 | $90
All Regular Season Student Seats $20.
Includes all fees. Prices subject to change without notice. Student tickets by phone only, please. Please call for Student Matinee Rates.
‘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My Own Wife at Hartford Stage, the writer of the Academy Award-winning Trevor) portrays a tough New Jersey detective, a withdrawn teenage girl, a brusque yet gentle hairdresser and a dozen other intriguing characters as they join forces to solve a mystery that will forever change their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.”
April 11, 12 and 18
Join members of the cast and our Artistic staff for a free discussion, immediately following select 7:30 p.m. performances on Tuesday or 2 p.m. Wednesday matinees. FREE
LGBT Night Out
April 5, 6:00pm
Co-hosted by Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, with support from Travelers
FREE pre-show nosh and complimentary wine, soda and coffee (plus drink specials at a cash bar) for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patrons and allies.
SPECIAL GUESTS: Gay & Lesbian Health Collective
For tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show, use Promo Code LGBT25 and save 25% off seats for this special performance.
Sunday Afternoon Discussion
Enjoy a lecture from artists and scholars connected with the production immediately following the 2 p.m. matinee. FREE
Open Captioned Performances
April 16, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE with admission.
Audio Described Performances
April 22, 2:00pm
For patrons who are blind or have low vision. FREE with admission.