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Since 1982, River City Players has become a cornerstone of the cultural community in Lexington, Missouri.
Lexington is located approximately 35 miles east of Kansas City and is nestled on the southern bank of the mighty Missouri River at the crossroads of US Highway 24 and Missouri Highway 13.
RCP is a community theater ensemble and operates as a not-for-profit group. RCP traditionally presents three shows a year: a Spring Comedy, a Fall Drama or Mystery and a free Children's Christmas Play.
RCP ALUM MELANIE CORPORON PASSES
It's with heavy hearts that we received news today that Melanie Corporon passed away last night. Both Melanie, her husband Tom and son Nick have appeared in RCP productions in years past and are part of our RCP family. Melanie was a talented actress and set designer. Her son Nick wrote this tribute on Melanie's Facebook page:
Hello everyone, Mel’s son Nick Corporon here. Mom passed away last night after complications with chemotherapy. On 6/18, she was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer which had spread to her liver and the lymph nodes in her chest. She started chemotherapy on 7/25 and last Friday, 8/4, Dad took her to the hospital after she wasn’t feeling well. After undergoing surgery to remove a kidney stone, several infections made their way into her blood stream. With a depleted immune system (from chemo) her body wasn’t able to properly fight the infections. We made sure she was comfortable and she died peacefully just before midnight last night. It was her wish to be cremated, so we will not be having an immediate memorial. Instead, we’ll most likely be holding a celebration of life in Lexington, date to be determined. More info to come on that. She was a beautiful, wonderful soul and touched many lives.
RCP FALL SHOW AUDITIONS COMING SOON
The River City Players are calling all actors with or without experience. We will hold auditions for the fall comedy on Wednesday, September 6th and Monday, September 11th. . Auditions will be held at the Trails Regional Library in their meeting room downstairs. Please enter through the backdoor for auditions. The Library is located at 1008 Main Street, Lexington, MO 64067. Auditions will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Note: The Library closes at 7pm. so please enter through rear entrance for auditions.
Plays under consideration for the fall are:
"AND THEN I WROTE" by Jack Sharkey.
"GETTING SARA MARRIED" by Sam Bobrick.
Click on the left margin button "RCP Auditions" for more information!
RCP RECEIVES 25 YEAR SERVICE PROCLAMATION
Special thank you to RCP President Sharon Propst, who directed the 2016 Children's Christmas show, and has directed and written the Christmas Show for the past 25 years. Lexington Mayor Jerry Brown presented Sharon with an official Proclamation from the City of Lexington commemorating the event.
25th Anniversary cake and punch were served to the audience.
Message To Our Patrons From RCP:
RCP is serious need of a secure storage space. With the Lexington Auditorium & Civic Center (formerly the Lexington Municipal Auditorium) closed for renovations, we need to find storage for our set pieces, flats, props and costumes. If you can help us with storage, please contact us.
For the latest news on our performances and fundraising activities, please continue to check this website and RCP's Facebook Page regularly. RCP is always looking to expand our talent pool. If you are interested in acting, directing or helping backstage please contact us.
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Write to us at: River City Players, P.O. Box 145, Lexington, MO 64067 ©2017 River City Players of Lexington, MO. Any reproduction of the text or images included in this web site, or linking to this web site is prohibited without the permission of the River City Players of Lexington, MO Executive Board.
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