The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

  • Opening Night: July 23, 2015
  • Final Performance: October 18, 2015
  • Venue: Westside Theatre, 407 West 43rd Street

Production Credits

  • Written & Performed by: James Lecesne
  • Directed by: Tony Speciale

About the Show

FROM THE ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING WRITER OF TREVOR The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey is a 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).

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, James Lecesne gives a tour-de-force performance in this hilarious and touching play which you will never forget.