By Molly Mills and Ethan Ream
The Grand Rapids Community College Players are continuing their production of “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey,” a play by James Lecesne, this weekend through Jan. 12.
“The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey” is about an interesting young boy who goes missing in a small town in New Jersey. Throughout the play the audience learns about the missing boy, how his family is affected and what the people in the small town go through as a result.
The play is held at GRCC’s the Spectrum Theater. Admission is $12 for general admission, $10 for staff and $5 for GRCC students.
The five-member cast includes Elijah Lewis, who is plays Buddy and Marty, Trent Woodman who plays Otto and Travis, Eden Heimer playing Gloria and Phoebe, Alexus Voss as Marion and Ellen and finally Nio I. Walton playing Chuck.
Director Tom Kaechele describes the show as one that will pull at the audience’s heartstrings because of Leonard’s story.
“This show is written with incredible compassion for the victim (Leonard) and it winds up feeling like a heartwarming story that allows you to feel the beauty of this person who has left the planet,” Kaechele said.
The show continues tonight at 8 p.m. at Spectrum Theater’s Lab Space, room 201. Seats are limited, so for seating information contact Spectrum Theater at (616) 234-3946.