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A Public Reading of and Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of

A Public Reading of and Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney

By Lucas Hnath

Directed by Jeremy Seghers

Presented at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, Orlando, FL</strong>

A reading. Of a play. That is a reading of a play. This reading. Tonight. It’s about Walt Disney (John DiDonna). It has lots of stage direction. Cinematic direction.

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Walt has talent. Walt has ego. Lots of Ego. He deserves it. His brother Roy (Tommy Keesling) just handles the money. Walt rubs this in his face. Roy sucks it up. Cut at every dramatic high point.

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Walt smokes. Walt smokes a LOT. Walt neglects his daughter (Jenny Ornstein). Walt coughs blood. Roy does the dirty work. Walt wants a legacy. A grandkid. A city. His own city. His own grand kid. Complete with his name. Where can you buy a grandkid? Where can you buy a city?

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Florida. You can buy a city in Florida. Walt’s son-in-law Ron (Adam Del Medico) needs work. Ron is jock. Walt hates jocks. Ron can suck his –

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Walt coughs more blood. Walt lies to his Board of Directors. Walt throws lemmings off a cliff for money. Walt is kind of a bastard. The kind that throws lemmings off a cliff for money. That kind of bastard. Then lies about it to his Board of Directors. The bastards.

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Walt is dying. No city. Just another theme park. But no unions in Florida. Something about a tree. Fuck trees. Fuck everyone who isn’t Walt.

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Another cut.

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Walt coughs blood. He’s a master of coughing blood.

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Blood.

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More Blood. It won’t wash out.

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Still more blood. Walt love the future. Walt hears about Cryogenics. Freeze the head. Trust the future. Trust technology. Trust your descendants to thaw you out. Fuck the board of directors. Fuck Roy. Fuck the stock holders. Cough up more blood. Not much left, is there Wally, Baby? Is there? Cut your head off, just like ISIS would.

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How’s the future treating you, Walt? Too bad you’re not here to –

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This play.

There will be a talk-back in three minutes.

There is no more information on this production.


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