There are few names or brands more deeply entrenched in the American psyche than Walt Disney. The 20th century animation pioneer built an iconic business and entertainment empire on the shoulders of a talking mouse named Mickey. By the time of his death from lung cancer in 1966 at the age of 65, Disney and his many multi-media enterprises -- from movies to theme parks -- had become an unparalleled force in American culture.
Now, a new show at the Single Carrot Theater in Baltimore explores a side of Mr. Disney that's in stark contrast to his benign public persona. The production is called "A Public Reading of an Unpublished Screenplay About The Death of Walt Disney," and joining Tom to talk about it is the company’s artistic director, renowned actress Genevieve de Mahy.