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James Lecesne's Absolute Brightness

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The Hill School

130 S Madison St

Middleburg, VA 20117

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Join us at The Hill School for The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, a one-of-a-kind theatrical event!


Brought to Middleburg by Ken Dreyfuss, Teresa Wheeler & A Place To Be


Winner of the Outer Critics Circle & Off Broadway Alliance Awards for
Outstanding Solo Performance


Written and Performed by James Lecesne
Directed by Tony Speciale
Original Music by Duncan Sheik

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When 14-year-old Leonard Pelkey mysteriously disappears from a small, New Jersey shore town, the secrets of the townspeople are brought to light, and everyone is forced to examine the effect of one boy’s life on a fractured community. Adapted from Lecesne's novel of the same name, this 70 minute solo show begins with the discovery of Leonard’s disappearance and follows the criminal investigation to its startling conclusion. A luminous force of nature whose magic is only truly felt once he’s gone, Leonard Pelkey becomes the unexpected inspiration for a town as they question how we live, who we love and what we leave behind.

PRESS BUZZ

“A show about the brutal murder of a 14-year-old boy should not, logically speaking, leave you beaming with joy. And yet that’s the paradoxical effect of ‘The Absolute Brightness,’ …a superlative solo written and performed by James Lecesne, himself a pretty darn dazzling beacon of theatrical talent.”
—The New York Times.

“ One of the most talented solo performers of his (or any) generation.”
– The New York Times

“’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.”
– Los Angeles Times

“Lecesne's performance and powerful story are not to be missed, and shines a light on the consequence of fear and the effect one being can have on an entire community. It's truly a beautiful piece of theatre.” ”
– Broadway World

Recommended for ages 17 & up

Proceeds from ticket sales benefit A Place To Be
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