The River Valley Players theater group was established in 1973. Since that time they have produced well over 100 musicals, dinner theaters, and children’s shows. They continue to be one of the longest established volunteer theater groups in ur area.
The mural honors the tradition of theater that Rock Rapids has become known for. It also honors Tom Gaspar, founding father of RVP, and longtime Central Lyon band director. Tom, the band director ast CL since 1970, died in December 2012. In his career, he directed over 250 musicals, concerts, and plays.