For over 36 years, Cross Community Players (CCP) has been presenting family-friendly theater in the northwest Twin Cities area. CCP was founded in 1980 to raise funds for C.R.O.S.S. (Christians Reaching Out in Social Services ), a food, clothing and social services organization. CCP incorporated separately in 1998. CCP produces two large-scale productions each year. We also participate in community activities such as parades, caroling at Christmas time and providing entertainment for special events. Along with providing quality family-friendly entertainment, CCP collects food and school supplies for C.R.O.S.S. at performances and auditions and donates a portion of ticket sales to local charities.
Including cast, orchestra, technical and production crews, over 10,000 individuals, all amateurs, have donated tens of thousands of hours of time to these events. Over 63,000 patrons of all ages, incomes and demographics have been entertained during 320+ performances; some on complimentary tickets distributed through C.R.O.S.S. The efforts and contributions of the volunteers and 3000+ regular patrons have allowed CCP to donate tens of thousands of pounds of food and over $85,000 to local charities, including C.R.O.S.S. and C.E.A.P.
CCP is a member of the Minnesota Association of Community Theatres and receives funding assistance from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.