The play THE CASTLE is a live theatrical production that tells the stories of four ex-convicts with a total of over 70 years in New York Prisons. The play traces their real life journeys from childhood to criminality to prison and to redemption. THE CASTLE is written and performed by Angel Ramos, Casimiro Torres, Kenneth- Harrigan and Vilma Ortiz Donovan, and conceived of and directed by David Rothenberg. The 70 minute performance is always followed by a talk back between the performers and the audience.
THE CASTLE, the play, opened off-Broadway in New York City at New World Stages in March of 2008 and played for over 14 months. Since its opening, it has toured throughout the country to dozens of prisons, colleges, religious organizations, criminal justice conventions and even an annual meeting of over 200 parole officers.
Currently THE CASTLE THE FILM is in post production as a full length documentary film that will be released in the fall of 2010