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Absolutely Delightful Opening for Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

James Lecesne plays all of the characters in his new solo drama at the Westside Theatre.

James Lecesne takes his curtain call on the opening night of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey.
(© Kristin Goehring)

James Lecesne's new off-Broadway solo drama The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey celebrated its opening night on July 27. The work, which Lecesne also performs, is directed by Tony Speciale at the Westside Theatre, where it has transferred following a sold-out run at Dixon Place.

James Lecesne is thrilled to celebrate his opening night.
(© Kristin Goehring)

Based on the best-selling novel Absolute Brightness, the show features critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated, and award-winning storyteller James Lecesne, who portrays every character in a small Jersey Shore town where a young boy goes missing.

Absolute Brightness director Tony Speciale (left) and writer and performer James Lecesne (right) flank one of their illustrious producers, Daryl Roth.
(© Kristin Goehring)

A Broadway veteran, James Lecesne is cofounder of the Trevor Project, the only national 24-hour crisis intervention and suicide prevention Lifeline for LGBTQ youth, and he wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-winning short film 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.

Director Tony Speciale and playwright and performer James Lecesne pal around on opening night.
(© Kristin Goehring)

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