The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey will be a special Mainstage bonus production this summer at Sag Harbor's Bay Street Theater, topping off its 25th-anniversary season. The solo play, written and performed by James Lecesne (writer of the Academy Award-winning film Trevor), will run one week only from July 18-24.
The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey comes to Bay Street following a 2015 off-Broadway run at the Westside Theatre. Directed by Tony Speciale and featuring music by Duncan Sheik, the show is produced by special arrangement with Darren Bagert and Daryl Roth.
Based on the best-selling novel Absolute Brightness, the story is told by Lecesne, who portrays every character in a small Jersey Shore town where a young boy goes missing.
"I am thrilled that Bay Street will bring James Lecesne to the East End this summer," says artistic director Scott Schwartz. "When I saw this remarkable production in its off-Broadway run, I knew immediately it would be a perfect complement to our Mainstage Season. The play is a riveting detective story, both funny and moving. It is a deeply theatrical experience anchored by James' brilliant, not-to-be-missed performance."