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Trinity Rep named official state theater of RI

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 8, 2013 at 10:01 am •  Published: June 8, 2013

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island now has an official state theater.

Trinity Repertory Company was named the state theater of Rhode Island in a joint resolution approved by the General Assembly this month. The resolution calls Trinity Rep a "theatrical treasure" and a "must-see destination" and says it has served as a cultural leader and incubator for other local theater companies.

Artistic Director Curt Columbus says the theater, which is celebrating its 50th year, is thrilled and humbled by the recognition. He says the company has been recognized nationally over the years but calls it "doubly special" to be honored at home.

The repertory company was founded in 1963 at Trinity United Methodist Church.