From the writer of the Academy Award-winning film Trevor comes The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, written and performed by James Lecesne, directed by Tony Speciale (with original music by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening).
“One of the greatest storytellers of his generation” (New York Times), James Lecesne portrays every character in a small Jersey shore town as they unravel the story of Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously optimistic and flamboyant 14 year-old boy who goes missing. A luminous force of nature whose magic is only truly felt once he disappears, Leonard becomes the unexpected inspiration for a town as they question how they live, who they love and what they leave behind. “Absolute Brightness leaves you beaming with joy.” (New York Times).
In honor of Pride Month, 92Y in association with Daryl Roth and Darren Bagert, presents a limited online release of the 2016 performance, available now through June 30, 2020.
Originally produced Off-Broadway by Darren Bagert and Daryl Roth.