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This show closed on April 27, 2019

About The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

Ensemble member Joe Foust portrays every character in a small Jersey Shore town as he unravels the story of Leonard Pelkey, a tenanciously optimistic and flamboyant fourteen-year-old boy who goes missing. A luminous force of nature whose magic is only truly felt once he is gone, Leonard becomes an unexpected inspiration as the town’s citizens question how they live, who they love, and what they leave behind. L.A. Times says it “shines with humanity”.

Written by James Lecesne

Directed by Kurt Johns

Run Time

75min, no intermission

Start Date

End Date

Highly recommended. [Foust] effortlessly, almost magically, morphs into the entire cast. Solo performance that dazzles.
Chicago Theater Review
Compelling! Undeniable.
Windy City Times
[Foust] has a naturally inviting and playful energy.
Chicago Sun-Times

American Blues Theater at Stage 773

1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657

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