James Lecesne

playwright and actor

Guest

Writer and star of the play The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

James Lecesne on KCRW

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.

'The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey'

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