Trinity Rep receives gift to name artistic director chair
Arthur P. Solomon and Sally E. Lapides generously invest in the State Theater of Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE, RI: Trinity Rep is pleased to announce that it has received a generous multi-year donation from
Arthur P. Solomon and Sally E. Lapides to support its company, community, and education-focused mission. In
celebration of this commitment, Trinity Rep’s artistic director position, held by Curt Columbus, will be named
“The Arthur P. Solomon and Sally E. Lapides Artistic Director” through June 2022.
“We consider Trinity Rep to be one of Rhode Island’s real jewels and Curt Columbus to be its outstanding artistic
director,” said Solomon and. Lapides. “Therefore, both of us feel honored to be associated with such a world
class theater and artistic leader.”
“It is a great honor for me, both personally and professionally, to be associated with both Art and Sally,”
said Curt Columbus. “Sally Lapides and her family have been supporters of Trinity Repertory Company since its
founding, and she is one of the premier corporate and philanthropic leaders of Rhode Island. Art Solomon is a
world class businessman who has made his home in Providence. In getting to know him, I have been struck by
his intellect, his heart, and his capacity for understanding art. They are people of taste, experience, and class. I
know that their naming of the artistic director chair at Trinity brings their imprimatur with it, and I am beyond
Arthur P. Solomon and Sally E. Lapides’ gift supports Trinity Rep’s commitment to reinventing the public square
and inspiring dialogue by creating emotionally-stimulating live productions and innovative education programs
for all ages and abilities.
TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY
Rhode Island’s Tony Award-winning theater, Trinity Rep has created unparalleled professional theater for and
with its community since its founding in 1963. Trinity Rep strives to facilitate human connection and has been a
driving force behind the creativity that fuels and defines the region for more than 50 years.
Trinity Rep is committed to reinventing the public square and inspiring dialogue by creating emotionallystimulating
live productions that range from classical to contemporary and innovative education programs for all
ages and abilities. Its annual production of A Christmas Carol has brought families together for 40 years and
made memories for over a million audience members.
Subscriptions for the 2017-18 season are now on sale. The season includes Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller,
Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau, Into the Breeches! by George Brant, Othello by William Shakespeare,
Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías, and Ragtime by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow. For more information and to purchase tickets, call the box office
at (401) 351-4242 or visit Trinity Rep’s website at www.TrinityRep.com.