A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney: A Play : A Play
Lucas Hnath's darkly clever A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney centers on the reading, in a generic corporate conference room, of a stylized screenplay written by the great man himself, in the ultimate act of selfmythologizing. It's being read by the people it's about - Walt himself, his brother/henchman Roy, and Walt's resentful daughter and her exjock husband. It's about Walt's last days on earth. It's about a city he's going to build that's going to change the world. And it's about his brother. It's about everyone who loves him, and how sad they're going to be when he's gone. Can Walt control the future from the grave? Why does his daughter hate him so much? Were thousands of lemmings harmed in the making of a famous Disney nature film? Stay tuned . . .
Lucas Hnath's plays include Hillary and Clinton, The Christians, A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, and A Doll's House, Part2, nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. His work has been produced on Broadway, off-Broadway, and around the country.