MARCH 29 – APRIL 27, 2019

THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY

CHICAGO PREMIERE

Written by: James Lecesne
Directed by: Kurt Johns

Absolute Brightness is about the disappearance of Leonard Pelkey, a flamboyant 14-year-old who has been bullied by his peers. Ensemble member Joe Foust portrays a tough New Jersey detective, a withdrawn teenage girl, a brusque yet gentle hairdresser, and a dozen other intriguing characters as they join forces to solve a mystery that will forever change their lives. L.A. Times says it “shines with humanity”. To learn more, read our Artistic Director’s note and Backstage Guide.

PERFORMANCE INFO

Mar 29 – Apr 27
(773) 654-3103 box office

  • Wednesday: 7:30pm
  • Thursday: 7:30pm
  • Friday: 7:30pm
  • Saturday: 3:00pm or 7:30pm
  • Sunday: 2:30pm

Additional shows on 4/3, 4/10, 4/15, & 4/17 @ 7:30pm; 4/24 @ 2:30pm.
No shows on 3/30, 4/6, 4/20 @ 3pm; nor 4/13 or 4/27 @ 7:30pm

  • Duration: 75 minutes; no intermission
  • Location: Stage 773 at 1225 W Belmont Ave
  • Ticket price: $19-$39
  • Recommended for ages 12+
  • Town Halls: we offer free post-show discussions on Sunday

REVIEWS

Coming Soon!

ARTISTS

CAST: Joe Foust (solo performer).

PRODUCTION TEAM: James Lecesne (playwright), Kurt Johns (director), Grant Sabin* (scenic), Jared Gooding* (lighting), Travis Bihn (costumes), Eric Backus* (composer & sound), Kevin Rolfs (props), G. “Max” Maxin IV (projections),  Shandee Vaughan* (production manager & stage manager).

COMMUNITY SERVICE

We raise awareness of other non-profit organizations’ great causes through creative collaborations. We’re proud to partner with Northwestern University’s The Family Institute, Chicago Public Schools, The Trevor Project, and Center on Halsted. We donate proceeds of our “Pediatric Previews” to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

MORE INFORMATION ON THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY

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