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When you head to downtown Iowa City this summer, get ready for fun, a few surprises, and the best collection of FREE cultural entertainment in the area.

Tickets Now on Sale for The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey!

Summer of the Arts and Iowa City Pride have partnered to bring you an exciting theatrical event, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, written by and starring James Lescene. This performance is a fundraiser for Summer of the Arts and Iowa City Pride.

You can purchase tickets at The Englert Theatre box office, or online.

Lecesne is an actor, author, screenwriter and LGBTQ+ rights activist who co-founded the Trevor Project, which provides crisis and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth.

An Interview with James Lescene

In May 2018, local theater advocate and self-professed theater geek Mary Lu Callahan interviewed James Lescene, playwright/director/performer of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey at Prairie Lights.

If you missed the video segments on social media, here is the full interview:

2019 Festival Dates

Friday Night Concert Series: May 17 – August 30, 2019

Iowa Arts Festival: May 31 – June 2, 2019

Free Movie Series: June 8 – August 24, 2019

Iowa City Jazz Festival: July 5 – 6, 2019

NEW! Soul & Blues Fest: August 2-3, 2019; more information coming soon!

 

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