American Blues Theater Presents The Chicago Premiere Of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY

American Blues Theater continues its 2018-2019 Season with the Chicago Premiere of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, by James Lecesne and directed by Kurt Johns. The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey runs March 29 April 27, 2019 at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave in Chicago. The official press opening is Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Ensemble member Joe Foust* portrays every character in a small Jersey Shore town as he unravels the story of Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously 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.

The creative team includes Grant Sabin* (scenic), Jared Gooding* (lighting), Travis Bihn (costumes), Eric Backus* (sound), Kevin Rolfs (props), and Shandee Vaughan* (production manager / stage manager).

*Denotes Ensemble and Artistic Affiliates of American Blues Theater

Ticket prices: $19 - $39

Box Office: Buy online at or by calling 773.654.3103.

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