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Spotlight: "Shakespeare's Ghostbusters"

Image Courtesy of Hardly Working Productions
Image Courtesy of Hardly Working Productions

The Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest is happening this weekend. Among the shows chosen for the mini-fest – an introductory sampler of sorts for Orlando’s annual full-sized Fringe Festival – is “Shakespeare’s Ghostbusters.”

Yes, you read that right.

It’s a stage adaptation of the iconic 1984 film, performed in Shakespeare-esque language. Sort of like this:

“If spirits be the problem that troubles thee most,
Whom wilt thou call? The busters of ghosts!”

90.7’s Nicole Darden Creston spoke to co-producers David Strauss, who also plays Ghostbuster Egon Spengler, and Deena Ronayne, who plays the iconic green ghost Slimer.

Alas, they weren’t in costume.

Strauss begins by answering the question on every Ghostbusters fan’s mind: how heavy are those “proton packs,” really?

Click the Play Audio button above to hear the conversation.

Find more information about "Shakespeare's Ghostbusters" on the production's event page at the Orlando Fringe Festival's website.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.
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