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Actors and ghosts take center stage in new film 'Ghostlight'

A family tragedy intersects with a Shakespearean tragedy when a construction worker gets roped into performing in a community theater production of Romeo & Juliet. (Story aired on ATC on June 14, 2024.)

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.