President’s Message 2021

“Every community needs a little theater ---City Park Players is YOURS, CENLA!”


Thank you for your support of Cenla’s original community theater, providing quality productions to our community since 1938.

Here at City Park Players, the health and safety of our patrons and volunteers is a top priority. All activity at the Hearn Stage/Kress Theatre was temporarily suspended in March of 2020. We are happy that our theatre has now been reopened to the public, and we were excited to get back onstage this Fall with two productions this year.  CPP is happy to announce we will return with a full lineup in 2022!  2022 Season Tickets will be available on this website soon, so be sure to return mid December to purchase your tickets.

It has been a challenging year for everyone, and I am grateful that our community theater has survived due to our wonderful supporters.  Ticket sales comprise about 50% of CPP budget, so sponsors, underwriters and in-kind donations are welcome additions that enable us to continue the variety of programming to the community. Because City Park Players is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, contributions are tax-deductible.

Supporter feedback is highly valued as your all-volunteer Board of Directors plans future seasons. Join us at a play reading to give your input on future play selections – we would love to hear from you!

Please consider joining us in a CPP production – many talents and skills are welcome. Some talents include set-building, painting, light and sound board operating, costuming, acting, directing, producing, etc.  If you’re interested in joining our CPP community, please send an email to

CPP believes it takes a community to put on a production.  We hope that you will continue to be a part of our community, and we thank you for your continued support. I hope you will join us for many years to come!

- Theresa Louviere