A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of
A Dark Look at the Happiest Place on Earth
Written by Lucas Hnath
February 21, 22, 27, 28, & 29, 2020 @ 8pm, February 22, 2020 @ 3pm
Walt would like to read you a story. It’s a story he wrote about himself, and the empire he made, and the city of the future he’s building that will change everything. It’s about his brother, and it’s about everyone, and how they all love him, and how they’ll all miss him so much when he’s gone. ...Right? Lucas Hnath’s A Public Reading is a darkly comic inversion of the Walt Disney persona, a funny and moving meditation on fame, legacy, and the things, and people, you leave behind.
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
“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
“4 Stars. Enjoyably weird and hermetic...Nothing that ever came out of the Magic Kingdom was ever this animated.” ~ David Cote, Time Out New York
General Admission $15