Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) will be kicking off the New Year with A Public Reading Of An Unproduced Screenplay About The Death Of Walt Disney by Lucas Hnath. The production will star Robert Rutland, Darryl Hart, Gerry Maher, and Marisa Caruso under the direction of Katie Mallinson.

He created Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and the most instantly recognizable versions of many of Western Civilization's most enduring fairy tale characters. He's founded the Happiest Place On Earth, where problems don't exist, except when they do but then are promptly whisked out of sight. And he counted among his fans Einstein, Eisenstein, FDR, Doris Day, Groucho Marx and Jerry Lewis... and Senator Joe McCarthy... and Benito Mussolini. (His relationship with Hitler is, well, more complicated.)

He's won Academy Awards for his short subjects, his features, and his groundbreaking nature documentaries. (That whole ugly business with the lemmings, well, that was unfortunate, but again, that was all Roy.) And he has dreams. He dreams of a city all his own... not another amusement park, but an entire city, over which he will enjoy eminent domain. And he dreams that, in the future, his head can be separated from his body, frozen indefinitely, then defrosted and returned to life.

Meet Walt Disney-violent, virulent, and desperate for immortality-as he stages a table read of the screenplay that will set the record straight once and for all about his status as "one of the most important people who ever lived."

A Public Reading Of An Unproduced Screenplay About The Death Of Walt Disney opens Friday, January 23rd and runs through Sunday, February 15th at the Road Less Traveled Theater in the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre. Please note: Only patrons of Road Less Traveled Theater will be permitted access into the Market Arcade Film & Arts Center during regular season performances and events.

Regular performance times are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30PM and Sunday at 2:00PM. Tickets are $35 general admission and $17 for students. Student tickets for Try-It Talkback Thursday performances are only $5 (with ID). Groups of 10 or more may apply for group discounts. Tickets can be ordered online at, by calling the RLTP Box Office at (716) 629-3069, or by visiting the Box Office during the 30 minutes prior to any performance. Reservations are suggested.

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