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The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

  • The Hill School at the Sheila C. Johnson Performing Arts Center Middleburg, VA (map)

Join us at The Hill School for The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, a one-of-a-kind theatrical event!

Brought to Middleburg with the generous support of Ken Dreyfuss and Teresa Wheeler

Tickets $25 Buy online at

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey of the Outer Critics Circle & Off Broadway Alliance Awards for Outstanding Solo Performance

Written and Performed by James Lecesne

(Creator of the The Trevor Project and Academy Award winning short film, Trevor)

Directed by Tony Speciale

Original Music by Duncan Sheik


When 14-year-old Leonard Pelkey mysteriously disappears from a small, New Jersey shore town, the secrets of the townspeople are brought to light, and everyone is forced to examine the effect of one boy’s life on a fractured community. Adapted from Lecesne's novel of the same name, this 70 minute solo show begins with the discovery of Leonard’s disappearance and follows the criminal investigation to its startling conclusion. A luminous force of nature whose magic is only truly felt once he’s gone, Leonard Pelkey becomes the unexpected inspiration for a town as they question how we live, who we love and what we leave behind.

*This show contains mature language. Not recommended for children under 17.

Earlier Event: April 11
Parent Forum: Music Therapy
Later Event: May 3
Friday Spring Recital