Single Carrot's Genevieve de Mahy on "The Death of Walt Disney" | WYPR

Single Carrot's Genevieve de Mahy on "The Death of Walt Disney"

Feb 23, 2018

Paul Diem (as Walt Disney) w/Meghan Stanton, Eric Poch and M. Suaidi, in THE DEATH OF WALT DISNEY.
Credit Photo by Britt Olsen-Ecker

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. 

Genevieve de Mahy is Single Carrot's Artistic Director.
Credit Photo courtesy Single Carrot Theatre

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   The production is called "A Public Reading of an Unpublished Screenplay About The Death of Walt Disney," and joining Tom to talk about it is the  company’s artistic director, renowned actress Genevieve de Mahy.