From the Artistic Director - Kevin P. Kern, Assistant Professor of Theatre

Kevin P. KernThe great Scottish football player turned manager Bill Shankly is remembered as saying: "Some people believe football is a matter of life and death… I can assure you it is much, much more important than that."

For us, Shakespeare at the Castle rouses a similar passion.

In a 2001 report, Rural Action, a group dedicated to fostering social, economic and environmental justice in rural Ohio noted:  “The arts can construct bridges across barriers of class, race, gender, and age...and replace despair and apathy with hope and creation.”

The power of theatre is that it is not experienced in isolation, but as part of a community, and our goal is to provide the diverse city of Alliance with a yearly opportunity to come together and share in a unique cultural event.  Sitting side by side, our residents, along with visitors from beyond our town will hear the great stories of love, hope, glory, betrayal, revenge and redemption told in relevant and dynamic ways.

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