Ohio Shakespeare Festival

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OHIO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

The artistic directors of Coach House Theatre in Akron have announced they’re stepping down after nine years, signaling an end to the 90-year-old play house.

Nancy Cates and Terry Burgler and the board are leaving because the parent organization, the Akron Woman’s City Club, could not guarantee it would stay open through the entire next season. Cates says the uncertainty made it impossible to sell season passes.

photo of Tess Burgler
OHIO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Ohio Shakespeare Festival is expanding from a summer series to year-round.

Ohio Shakespeare Festival has spent the past 15 summers at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron. But on Oct. 1, the festival will move into Greystone Hall -- the space that’s been home to Actors' Summit Theater since 1999 – to become a year-round company.