" The Twenty-fourth Alaska
State Legislature is proud to recognize and commend the Ketchikan
First City Players for their outstanding contribution for the
education, entertainment and enlightenment of the theater community
Founded in 1964, First City
Players has provided quality entertainment to thousands of Alaskans
and visitors alike. They have provided performances of all types,
from large cast musicals to Ketchikan's own musical melodrama
and original plays.
First City Players has contributed
greatly to the quality of life to Ketchikan citizens by introducing
them to the joy of live performance. Thousands of children have
benefited from participating in First City Players programs in
school, after school and youth camps.
First City Players has fostered
the development of individual community artists by offering numerous
workshops instructed by theatrical and musical professionals.
They provide a place for whole families to work and play together
in collaborative art forms that engage both participants and
First City Players is the second
most active Community Theater in America recognized by the American
Association of Community Theater.
First City Players is lead
by Elizabeth Nelson who is a dedicated director that has provided
vision and leadership into this dynamic local organization. Her
creativity has been instrumental in ensure quality theater programs
throughout each season.
The members of Twenty-fourth
Alaska State Legislature do hereby commend the First City Players
for their consistently fine quality of theatrical productions
and for their contributions to making Ketchikan a wonderful place