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Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney

by Lucas Hnath

Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney Synopsis

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 self-mythologizing. It's being read by the people it's about-Walt himself, his brother/henchman Roy, and Walt's resentful daughter and her ex-jock 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 . . .

Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney Press Reviews

. . . superb . . . A Public Reading is a meditation on the human desire to aspire to the status of a god, and the corrupting influence of this wish on the spirit and the flesh.--Charles Isherwood Enjoyably weird . . . nothing that ever came out of the Magic Kingdom was this animated. . . . superb . . . A Public Reading is a meditation on the human desire to aspire to the status of a god, and the corrupting influence of this wish on the spirit and the flesh. Charles Isherwood, The New York Times Enjoyably weird . . . nothing that ever came out of the Magic Kingdom was this animated. Time Out NY . . . superb . . . A Public Reading is a meditation on the human desire to aspire to the status of a god, and the corrupting influence of this wish on the spirit and the flesh. --Charles Isherwood, The New York Times Enjoyably weird . . . nothing that ever came out of the Magic Kingdom was this animated. -- Time Out NY

Book Information

ISBN: 9781468310825
Publication date: 4th February 2020
Author: Lucas Hnath
Publisher: Overlook Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 112 pages
Categories: Plays, playscripts,

About Lucas Hnath

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.

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