Shakespeare at the Castle
If you had a castle right in the middle of your city, what would you do?
Actors, designers, musicians and directors from the University of Mount Union, Alliance area and beyond have come up with a great idea: We will create an annual theatre festival performed live on the grounds of the iconic Glamorgan Castle in Alliance, Ohio.
The productions will be audience friendly, perfect for families and exciting for all of our patrons.
In addition, the artists will provide workshops free of charge to the young people in our community. These unique educational experiences will use the words, history and music of William Shakespeare to develop an appreciation for live theatre.
Our First Production
In July of 2014, Shakespeare At The Castle mounted its first production; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set in 1904 (the same year Glamorgan Castle opened) played to over 700 people. The cast was made up of variety of performers including local talent, students from Alliance High School, apprentices from The University of Mount Union, and professional actors from Akron, Cleveland, and Los Angeles.