River City Players (RCP), a community theater group, was founded in 2013.

We are a non-profit organization that welcomes people of all ages interested in any area of performance art.


  • June 2017 – Awarded a $200,000 EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant
  • April 2017 – Performed “Aunt Maggity”s Dark & Stormy Night”
  • December 2016 – Performed “The Nutcracker Play” (all Estill County students K – 5th grade were treated to a free performance)
  • September 2016 – 2nd Annual “Picnic in the Park”
  • August 2016 – Took possession of the Mack
  • July 2016 – Children’s Theater Camp


To Encourage Cultural Awareness through Theatrical and Dramatic Expression.

Company Overview

We are dedicated to the study, practice, and production of dramatics, music, and other fine arts for educational, recreational, civic and benevolent purposes. RCP is also active in efforts to revitalize our community’s economy through developing Art and Cultural Tourism.

Board of Directors

Susan Hawkins – Chairman
Barbara (Penny) West – Vice-Chairman
Myra Finney – Secretary
Jeff Tate – Treasurer
Bobby Carol Noland
Tony White
Paula White
Chris Harris
Mary Reed
Sherrell Hill

Advisory Board

Lois Hollon
Joe Crawford
Becky Parvin
Dianne Smith
JoAnn Smith
Sharon Snowden