The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey
In this AWARD WINNING SOUTHWESTERN REGIONAL PREMIERE, tenacious and flamboyant 14 year-old Leonard Pelkey disappears. A small town New Jersey detective slowly unravels the mystery, portraying over a dozen eccentric characters along the way. A luminous force of nature whose magic is only truly felt once he is gone, the town’s citizens question how they live, who they love, and what they leave behind.
The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by James Lecesne runs from July 5, 2017 - August 6, 2017 in the Keating Theatre. Subscriptions and Tickets are available online by clicking the button above or by calling the FST Box Office at 941-366-9000. SUBSCRIBE NOW to see all 3 shows for as little as $39!
Dining is available in The Green Room at the following times:
2:00pm performances: reservations begin at 12:15pm
3:00pm performances: dining is available post-show
7:00pm performances: reservations begin at 5:15pm
8:00pm performances: reservations begin at 6:15pm
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Director | Kate Alexander
Stage Manager | TBA
Scenic Designer | TBA
Costume Designer | TBA
Lighting Designer | TBA
Sound Designer | TBA
* Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
The New York Times
“Superlative solo show”
The New York Post
“Intimate and affectionate”
The Los Angeles Times
“Affecting and entertaining”
"The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey is an affecting and entertaining testament to the beauty of a world in which difference is celebrated rather than denigrated." Click here to read the full review of the show in LA Times.
The Keating Theatre is located on the corner of Cocoanut and Palm Avenues. For GPS purposes use the address of 1241 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236. To see a list of our buildings and shows, please see below. For more information please call the FST Box Office at (941) 366-9000.
For those who require additional assistance or handicap parking/drop off, please see the map below. Handicap parking is reserved for patrons with a handicap tag and is in the lot across from the Hegner Theatre Wing. The area for drop off of handicap passengers/patrons for the Keating Theatre is along Cocoanut Avenue. If handicap parking is not available and you are dropping off a passenger, our lobby concierge would be happy to wait with them until you return. For any questions regarding handicap parking please call the box office at (941) 366-9000.