June 8, 2018


The Absolute Brightness Of Leonard Pelkey is the first production of the Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s 2018 summer season. This season, we want to share with the community what it means “to be human” and to celebrate humanity.

The play follows Chuck DeSantis, a small Jersey Town Cop, who is investigating the disappearance of Leonard Pelkey, a flamboyant, optimistic fourteen-year-old. As the story unfolds, we see how a community reacts when someone goes missing.

This show offers a look at how one community addresses LGBT issues and how its residents respond to a series of tragic events. This show is timely, poignant, funny and important. It is an inside look at how each of us build a connection with the people around us.

For a more enriching theatre experience come early and stay late for the prologue and epilogue. The Prologue is a ten-minute production preview A LDTC staff member offers a brief introduction including themes, production history, information about the playwright and more. After the show, take part in a post-show discussion with company members. Actor Jeff Roark and the show’s designers will lead a discussion inviting the audience to ask questions concerning the production.

The Lake Dillon Theatre Company would like to thank our 2018 Summer Theatre sponsors Town of Silverthorne, The Summit Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, the Outlets at Silverthorne, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Affinity Wealth Management Group, Heavenly Times Hot Tubs & Billiards, KUNC, and The Summit Express.

Performances are June 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24. Tickets are $29-$46 and can be purchased HERE.