Academy Award Winner Will Bring Best-Selling Book to the Stage

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Based on his best-selling novel "Absolute Brightness," award-winning storyteller James Lecesne will perform his solo play The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey at Dixon Place next month.

James Lecesne
James Lecesne

The show is written by Lecesne and directed by Drama Desk nominee Tony Speciale. It features visuals by Matthew Sandager and music by Duncan Sheik. Performances will run Feb. 7-March 28.

"In The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, Lecesne portrays various characters of a small Jersey shore town as they struggle to understand the mysterious disappearance of a 14-year-old," according to Dixon Place. "The secrets of the townspeople are slowly brought to light and everyone is forced to examine his or her own individual life, as well as the knit of the fractured community."

Lecesne is a writer and performer whose short film "Trevor" was nominated for an academy award. Also the recipient of a Drama Desk Award and nominated for an Emmy, he has created several acclaimed solo shows and collaborated with artists such as Mike Nichols, Elaine May and Linda Lavin.

Tickets are available online by visiting or by calling (212) 219 0736. Dixon Place is located 161 Chrystie St, between Rivington and Delancey in Manhattan's Lower East Side.

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