ROCKVILLE — The Solano Community College governing board closed the curtain Wednesday on the Solano College Theatre Association.
The board voted 6-1 with Phil McCaffrey dissenting to terminate the $750,000-a-year contract with the association. It comes after a June 6 closed session vote by the governing board to terminate the director of theater production position belonging to Chris Guptil. The board voted 5-2 with Denis Honeychurch and Phil McCafferty voting no.
The theater association has managed the college’s campus theater and Harbor Theatre in Suisun City, providing box office, marketing and production staff and renting costumes and sets for outside theater groups such as Fairfield’s Missouri Street Theatre.
Solano college saves $600,000 annually by cutting ties with the theater association. As part of the governing board’s vote Wednesday, the college will spend $150,000 to keep the theater program afloat, using faculty and students to run the theater.