PLAYWRIGHT SAM HAVENS TALKS ABOUT HIS PLAY
FUNNY THING ABOUT GHOSTS
1. WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?
I've always loved the combination of horror and comedy. I enjoy those classic movies such as “Hold That Ghost” with Abbott and Costello and “Ghost Breakers” with Bob Hope, and Mel Brooks's “The Young Frankenstein.”
2. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY?
I love it when Consuela says: "It is I, your repellent enemy." I also like it when Janelle says: "A boiled oil foil to defeat Goyle." Word humor.
3. WHERE DID THE CHARACTERS COME FROM? ARE THEY BASED ON PEOPLE YOU KNOW?
Kenny and Janelle were inspired my Jack Benny and Mary Livingston. Hefferton is the prototype of every unctuous movie butler. Goyle DeFarge is inspired by the classic braggart hero.
4. WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?
I want the audience to laugh as they follow the exploits of Kenny and Janelle.