In the beginning, the Earth was void of entertainment. God created ACTS I,II, and III, and He was pleased. Since he had many other things to take care of He created Ann Abbott and placed her in charge. This was in the late sixties. Ann was lonely and asked God to send her some company. Chuck Ross was sent to join Ann and ACTS I,II,and III at a garden spot called the Firehouse Theatre-now a museum. Small in numbers, the troup started entertaining the public at large. Attendance grew and soon a new location was needed. Concord Theatre became available on Broadway in the City of Cape. Ann was greatly relieved, now we had a stage--a real stage with lights. She decided to form a Board of Directors under the Council of the Arts and rename the group "Broadway Players." The new group prospered and multiplied in number. Many shows were performed at the old Concord Theatre. Time passed and the group became restless under the Council of Arts Direction. For a brief period, the group "Broadway Players" wandered throughout the City of Cape--homeless and void of direction. Ann Abbott left us to be closer to God. I along with another board member, Stacey Storey, who had been banished from the Council of the Arts garden, approached Doc Cain at Port Cape Girardeau to discuss a dinner venue. Thus the birth of "River City Players." This was good. The saga continues today and all is well in the City of Cape. God and Ann Abbott are pleased as the River City Players continue to entertain the masses. So the story is told through Chuck Ross's eyes, Vice-President of River City Players Board of Directors. Thank you Chuck for all of your hard work and input over the many years that community theatre has been alive in Cape Girardeau.