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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Honored at Simply Shakespeare 2017

By Gina De Angelis
Posted On Sep 26, 2017
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Honored at Simply Shakespeare 2017

Shakespeare himself would have been delighted at the Simply Shakespeare event held at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. At the 25th Annual benefit, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were honored for their long-standing commitment to the organization. While at the event, the happy couple filled us in on the secret to keeping their excitement for such a great cause going for so many years. “Every year we discover that original zest,” describes Tom about their involvement. With their support, it helps bring Shakespearian literature to the stage and community while also helping to create programs for the youth of the city. Not only are they helping underserved youth and having a positive impact on the community, but they also enjoy their time spent with the cause. They also discussed how the organization will soon be gaining a permanent space at the Santa Monica College. They will become the classical Shakespearian Company for the city. They hope to be able to put on four weeks of professional Shakespeare productions every summer.