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Washington Trust sponsors Trinity Rep web series

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The Washington Trust Company, a longtime supporter of Trinity Rep recently committed to sponsoring the theater’s Facebook Live show, “Your Half Hour Call with Curt Columbus.”

Hosted by Trinity Rep’s artistic director, Columbus is joined each week by guests for a discussion that includes clips and photos from past Trinity Rep productions and programs. Past guests have included several members of the resident acting company, former artistic director and Academy Award nominee Richard Jenkins, playwrights Lauren Yee and George Brant, director Taibi Magar, and staff members.

New episodes premiere on Facebook at 7:30 on Thursday evenings and are available the next morning on the company’s website at trinityrep.com/shows/theshowgoeson.

“Trinity Repertory Company is a remarkable organization that provides culture, education, and generally enriches the lives our community,” said chairman and CEO Edward O. Handy III. “As they continue to find ways to make their work possible during these challenging times, we are happy to support their virtual ‘Your Half Hour Call with Curt’ series.”

Washington Trust has sponsored Trinity Rep’s productions in the past, such as the 2019 production of Little Shop of Horrors; however the coronavirus pandemic forced the temporary closing of Trinity Rep’s doors for in-person experiences, including 83 performances of “A Tale of Two Cities,” “Sweat” and “Sweeney Todd.” The staff pivoted to the creation of online classes and content that is collected under the umbrella of “The Show Goes On.”

For more information, call the box office at 351-4242 or visit Trinity Rep’s website at TrinityRep.com.

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