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20 Aug 2009

Tom Hanks Supports Solano College Theatre with Endowment


SCT LogoSolano College Theatre is thrilled to announce the establishment of the Tom Hanks/Rita Wilson Endowment Fund. The endowment is a living le gacy from the two-time  Academy Award winner and honors the students as well as his long friendship with SCT Artistic Director George Maguire. It will provide scholarships to Theatre Arts students at Solano Community College.

Mr. Maguire met Mr. Hanks at Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival in Cleveland, OH, 32 years ago and the two have maintained a close friendship ever since. Mr. Hanks is a strong supporter of the arts and arts education. The Theatre Arts Department at Solano Community College is one of the few schools Mr. Hanks is kind enough to support.

Mr. Hanks is also planning a spring appearance at Solano College Theatre. Details of the appearance are to be announced.

During the 2009-10 season, the SCT will mount Harbor Theatre productions of Much Ado About Nothing (Aug. 20-Sept 13) and Our Town (March 4-21).

Additionally, the Solano Youth Theatre will mount The Little Mermaid (Dec. 5, 6 & 12) and Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (April 24, 25 & May 1) at the Harbor Theater.

For further information, contact Amy Lenahan, Marketing Associate, at (707) 864-7000, ext. 4541 or

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