When flamboyant, fun-loving 14-year-old Leonard Pelkey goes missing from a small New Jersey shore town, the secrets of the townspeople are brought to light, and everyone is forced to examine the effect of one boy’s life on a fractured community. Adapted from Lecesne’s novel by the same name, this 80-minute monodrama filled with nine different colorful characters, begins with the news of Leonard’s disappearance and follows the criminal investigation to its startling conclusion.
The solo character brings to life several of the inhabitants (9) of this colorful seaside town as they awaken to the beauty of being different!
“BRAVO! LEAVES YOU BEAMING WITH JOY.” —The New York Times
“Life-Changing Entertainment!” —Forbes
The playwright, James Lecesne, a distinguished and award-winning playwright, author and LGBTQ rights advocate, won the 1995 Academy Award for his groundbreaking short film Trevor, about a 13-year-old Diana Ross superfan who survives an attempted suicide. As a result of this film, Lecesne co-founded the nationwide Trevor Project, an ongoing and critically vital 24-hour crisis hotline for LGBTQ youth. In 2011, Lecesne was the Grand Marshall of the San Francisco Pride Parade.
Streaming Jan 22- Jan 31.