James Lecesne's off-Broadway solo drama The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey will offer a free second ticket to any patron participating in the "Bring Your Brightness" campaign. Audience members who purchase a full-price ticket for any performance in August or September will be offered a free ticket for his or her "Absolute Brightness," an individual described as "that inspirational person in your life." The production is now playing at the Westside Theatre.
Based on the best-selling novel Absolute Brightness, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey features Emmy-nominated Lecesne, who portrays every character in a small Jersey Shore town where a young boy goes missing.
The play is directed by Tony Speciale, with original music by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik, scenic design by Jo Winiarski, lighting design by Matt Richards, sound design by Christian Frederickson, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, original animation and photography by Matthew Sandager, and costumes by Paul Marlow.
A Broadway veteran, Lecesne is cofounder of the Trevor Project, the only national 24-hour crisis intervention and suicide prevention Lifeline for LGBTQ youth. He wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-winning short Trevor, which inspired the founding of the organization. James has created several solo shows, including Word of Mouth, which was presented by Mike Nichols and Elaine May and directed by Eve Ensler and One Man Band.
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