Inspired by the resident home run by the Fortune Society in upper Manhattan, The Castle features personal accounts of formerly incarcerated individuals and their re-entry into society.
Conceived and directed by David Rothenberg, the cast for The Castle includes Vilma Ortiz Donovan, Kenneth Harrington, Angel Ramos and Casimiro Torres – all of whom tell their own real-life stories.
Eric Krebs and Chase Mishkin produce the Off-Broadway engagement scheduled to officially open April 27.
Since its launch 40 years ago, the Fortune Society has been developing model programs that help former prisoners successfully re-enter their communities. The Castle serves as the Fortune Society's resident program for 60 men and women, all of whom have formerly been incarcerated.
Inspired by the 1967 Off-Broadway prison drama Fortune in Men's Eyes, the Fortune Society was founded by former theatre publicist David Rothenberg. The Fortune Society offers a holistic and integrated "one-stop-shopping" model of service provision. Among the services offered are supportive housing, career development, job retention, substance abuse treatment, alternatives to incarceration, HIV/AIDS services, education, family services and drop-in services as well as ongoing access to aftercare. The Castle will play Sundays at 5 PM. Beginning April 19, additional performances will take place Saturdays at 5 PM as well. Tickets, priced $30-$45, are available by phoning (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com.
New World Stages is located in Manhattan at 340 West 50th Street.
For more information visit www.fortunesociety.org.