Community. It's such a simple word, and it's bandied about so casually that it seems almost trite. Yet for many Rhode Islanders, a deep sense of community is what keeps us rooted in the Ocean State, not only in our connections to Westerly and Warren, Cumberland and Cranston, but in our own unique neighborhood, to our friends at church or synagogue, and to the people we expect to bump into at the diner down the street. In this encore essay, theater director Curt Columbus tells us what community in his corner of Rhode Island means to him.
Curt Columbus takes walks near his home in Pawtucket and is artistic director of the Trinity Repertory Company.