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  MK-ALPHA + Provocaré Festival of the Arts present

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

by Lucas Hnath

A Public Reading of An Unproduced Screenplay about The Death of Walt Disney is an adrenaline-charged odyssey, a supersonic portrait of the man who forever changed the American Dream, and it’s an unforgettable fantasia. New York writer Lucas Hnath’s hit play premieres in Australia care of MKA Theatre and Provocare Festival. Aided by a pack of cigarettes, a litre of vodka, three actors, and countless dead lemmings Walt Disney reads you a screenplay he wrote. About himself. And his death.

Tonight Walt is going to read you a screenplay he wrote. It’s about his last days on earth. It’s about a city he’s going to build that’s going to change the world. It’s about everyone who loves him so much, and it’s about how sad they’re going to be when he’s gone. Right? I mean, how can they live without him? How can anyone, possibly, live without him? Fade to black. Fade. to. Oh for fucks sake. Do i have to- Blackout.

A Public Reading of An Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney is about fantasies, corporate monopolies, and the price of success. This most wonderful spectacle is staged entirely from a an elite boardroom, stars sibling duo Australian enfant terrible Tobias Manderson-Galvin, performance artist Kerith Manderson-Galvin, and more to be announced, and all accompanied by the vicious experimental score of jazz luminary Jules Pascoe and guests (JazzParty, JAALA).

A Public Reading of An Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney by Lucas Hnath is MKA’s 44th full-length performance work. The work was first presented by New York off-Broadway darlings SOHO REP.

Reviews

“A devastating portrait of a man for whom make-believe was more
real than reality itself.”

NEW YORK POST

“Enjoyably weird and hermetic… Nothing that ever came out of the
Magic Kingdom was ever this animated.”

TIMEOUT

“Darkly comic.”

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Blackly comic… Walt would be doing cartoonish gyrations in his
grave if he were to see how thoroughly Mr. Hnath has subverted the
popular image of Disney.”

NY TIMES

“A blood-pumping and hilarious evening of theater”

THEATERMANIA

“Explosive.”

NY DAILY NEWS
Team

Playwright LUCAS HNATH (USA)
Direction TOBIAS MANDERSON GALVIN
Performance TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN +
KERITH MANDERSON-GALVIN + Two more to be announced
Composition JULES PASCOE
Photography
 WILSON LIEW

Partners

A Public Reading… is a production of Theatre MK-Alpha in association with Provocare Festival of the Arts (Melbourne).

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PREMIERE SEASON

Premiere Season
Provocare Festival of the Arts
Melbourne, Australia

Dates
July, 2018