Based on his best-selling novel "Absolute Brightness," the production is set to begin performances July 9 at the Westside, with an official opening night set for July 23.
The show is written and performed by Lecesne and directed by Drama Desk nominee Tony Speciale. It features visuals by Matthew Sandager and music by Duncan Sheik.
In The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, Lecesne portrays the various characters of a small Jersey shore town as struggle to comprehend the mysterious disappearance of a teenager. Through these comical, captivating and often moving viewpoints, the secrets of the mystery, as well as those of the community, are slowly unveiled.
Lecesne is a writer and performer whose short film "Trevor" won 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.