Theater: A Man for Parallel Seasons

Director Adrian Hall juggles theaters in Providence and Dallas

Nearly everyone who has ever had to choose between two attractive jobs has yearned, at least for a moment, to take them both. Adrian Hall actually did it. When the Dallas Theater Center asked him three years ago to become its artistic director, Hall said he would come only if he could also continue to run Trinity Repertory in Providence, which he founded in 1964. Now, like Persephone in the Greek myth, Hall spends half the year in a sun-baked Texas financial center and the other half in a gray, run-down, working-class corner of Rhode Island, 1,520 miles away. He is...

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