'The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey'

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Here’s the opening scene of a new play: A middle-aged New Jersey police detective is talking to the audience and he’s quoting Shakespeare. It’s a little weird. Then it gets weirder… the cop turns into a female hair salon owner, then she becomes a 16-year-old girl, who later becomes a British community theater director. All of these characters and more are performed by James Lecesne in his one-man play currently running at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. He speaks to Madeleine about the show.

Credits

Guest:
James Lecesne - playwright and actor - @JLecesne

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher