Invisible Theatre kicks off its 48th Anniversary Season
with the Arizona premiere of
THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS
OF LEONARD PELKEY
September 4* — 16, 2018
*Tuesday low cost preview
(August 13, 2018, Tucson, Arizona); Invisible Theatre continues its 48th Anniversary Season with the award winning THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY by James Lecesne and directed by Susan Claassen. David Alexander Johnston 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. (In physics, the term "absolute brightness" is defined as the apparent brightness a star would have if it were placed at a standard distance of 10 parsecs, or 32.6 light years, from Earth.) Leonard, though never seen, injects in each character the possibility of spontaneity, change and growth.
This production is made possible in part through the
generous support of Sandy Maxfield
ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS is about the difference one person can make - and perhaps,
with any luck, one show."
-New York Post
"...shines with humanity...an affecting and entertaining testament to the beauty of a world in which
difference is celebrated rather than denigrated."
-Los Angeles Times
Following the performance on September 6, 2018, there will be a seminar
with a representative from the Southern Arizona Aids Foundation (SAAF),
community members and the artistic ensemble to discuss the issues of
violence in the LBTGQ youth community.
A portion of the ticket revenue for this performance will be donated to
The Trevor Project.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis
intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, queer and questioning youth.
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