Our History

The Four Flags Players first began as a youth theater program in Niles, MI, in 1973. It ran successfully for 10 years and was an educational experience for 14 to 21 year olds.

It was re-established in January of 2001 when one of the original players began to assemble a group of interested people to create a civic theater for Niles, MI.

In the spring of 2001, we presented a murder mystery dinner theater at a local restaurant. With the momentum gained by that performance, we were asked to perform three musical reviews as part of the summer arts series held at the Riverfront Park Amphitheater.

Following the success of those performances the Players mounted their first full-scale theater production written by a local playwright, The C.O.D.'s (Cuties of Decater) in 2004. The C.O.D.'s played to sold-out audiences, and an additional performance was scheduled to support the demand of the community.

Combining with the Niles Community Library's reader's theater group, Library Voices, we presented a Christmas production in 2005.

Out of Sight, Out of Murder was performed in April of 2006. Again it was quite successful. Five performances were given.

Our last performance was Wait Until Dark held in September of 2006. Three performances were given.

We are presently planning a yearly performance schedule as well as educational opportunities for our community in theater on stage and behind the curtains. We also continue to work with other local organizations to promote The Arts within our community. We also would like to obtain our own building and stage, using this facility for not only performances, but for seminars and hands on activities for all ages.