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ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS IS AN ABSOLUTE DELIGHT.”

        Roma Torre, NY1

"There's nothing quite as gratifying as spending 90 minutes in the company of a gifted storyteller."

"James Lecesne holds his audience rapt."

"'The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey' is an affecting and entertaining testament to the beauty of a world in which difference is celebrated rather than denigrated."

"There's nothing quite as gratifying as spending 90 minutes in the company of a gifted storyteller."

          Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times

 

"Enthralling!  An amazing tour-de-force one-man performance."

"An excellent forum about of how important it is to be who you are."

"For everyone to share with their loved ones."

              Shari Barrett, Broadway World

 

"A magical theatrical experience."

"Hilarious, heartbreaking, magical and ultimately uplifting."

"More than lives up to the hype that has accompanied it from the East Coast to Culver City."

"Magical!   So vividly rendered, you may find yourself forgetting it's a single actor embodying each character."

        Steven Stanley, 

 

"Undeniably powerful."

         Jeremy Ross, Living Out Loud L.A.

 

"Imaginative and thoughtful . not to be missed."

"Lecesne is a master storyteller that will undoubtedly brighten your day."

Ryan M. Luevano, Tin Pan L.A.

 


 

 

THE OLD GLOBE

in San Diego, CA

presents...

"THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY"

September 30 – October 29, 2017
(Opening night: Thursday, October 5)

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

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+

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Chuck DeSantis is a brash New Jersey detective eager for a case that gets him out from behind his desk. On one extraordinary day, he finds it: the disappearance of teenager Leonard Pelkey. Digging deeper and deeper into Leonard’s life, Chuck follows clues that lead him to unexpected places and show him how one boy’s bravery can light the way toward truth. James Lecesne delivers a solo tour de force, effortlessly bringing to life the inhabitants of a colorful seaside town as they awaken to the beauty of being different. The New York Times called Lecesne one of “the most talented solo performers of his (or any) generation” and said The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey “leaves you beaming with joy.”

Written and Performed by James Lecesne
Directed by Tony Speciale

Approximate Running Time: 80 minutes (no intermission)
Recommended for ages 14+