A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About

The Death of Walt Disney

by Lucas Hnath

February 2-February 25
Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm

Leave the magic behind in this darkly humorous, cutting examination of the megalomaniac who shaped a thousand childhoods: Mr. Walt Disney. The carefree and charming creator of so many beloved characters – father-figure to a generation of Americans – fades away as this fraught and fast-paced play chases down the dark heart of the Disney machine. Power, betrayal, deception, and disillusionment weave together to form a portrait of a man so full of hubris and obsessed with his own legacy, he tried to remake the world and achieve immortality. Join us at the table. Regional Premiere.

Meet the Guest Artists!


Eric Poch (Ron Miller) is absolutely stoked to join Single Carrot for the first time. He graduated from Towson University with a degree in Theatre and loves performing in Baltimore. His credits include the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, Three Musketeers), Everyman Theater (The Beaux’ Stratagem) and the Baltimore Rock Opera Society (Chronoshred, Electric Pharaoh, Grundlehammer). His mom worked for the Disney Corporation for most of his childhood, and he hopes she enjoys the show!


Mohammad R. Suaidi (Roy Disney) is an educator and theatre maker who graduated from Towson University’s MFA Theatre program. Recent performance works include Giovanni’s Room, a site-specific piece based on the James Baldwin novel (AKIMBO Dance and Movement Art Festival), A. Rey Pamatmat’s play Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (Iron Crow Theatre), and the collaboratively devised Promenade: Baltimore (Single Carrot Theatre). During the day, Mohammad works at Strong City Baltimore’s Adult Learning Center, where he teaches English to new immigrants and refugees. Mohammad lives in the Arcadia neighborhood of Baltimore City with his husband Dan (danmeyerchoir.com) and their son Johan (#johanbestbabyever).


Also Featuring Ensemble Members

Paul Diem & Meghan Stanton

Press!


“Review: A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney at Single Carrot Theatre” -BackstageBaltimore

“Paul Diem shines as he takes on the titular role of Walt Disney. From the moment he enters the lobby to direct the audience to the performance space, Diem embodies Disney head to toe, which is no small feat…he does a brilliant job with his delivery, not skipping a beat in the fast-paced jumble of words.”


“No Escape from the Hall of Mirrors in THE DEATH OF WALT DISNEY at Single Carrot Theatre” – BroadwayWorld
“The hall-of-mirrors effect of a play within a play within a play in which one character is struggling and failing to break out of the hallway is meta-theatrical with a vengeance, very much the kind of thing audiences look to Single Carrot to handle. And the troupe surely rises to the peculiar occasion.”


“Death of Walt Disney” – B.I.T.R. Sisters
“Go because you have never seen anything like it. Go because afterward you will google Disney facts and start discussing them with random people around you. Go because, our icons and leaders are not all mythological men- some are monsters, and that narrative needs to change.”


Cast

Paul Diem …………………….. Walt Disney
Mohammad R. Suaidi …… Roy Disney
Eric Poch ………………………… Ron Miller
Meghan Stanton ………………. Daughter

Production Team

Genevieve de Mahy ….. Co-Director
Matthew Shea …………… Co-Director
Ruthie Griffith ……… Stage Manager
Kyle Dill ….. Assistant Stage Manager

Design Team

Helen Garcia-Alton ….. Lighting Design
Glenn Ricci ………………….. Sound Design
Alisa Glenn ……………….. Costume Design
Caitlin Bouxsein …………… Props Design
Allison Bloechl, Cydney Cohn,
Kristin Hessenauer, Sierra Ho,
Hayden Muller
 ………….. Set Design