Many years ago, two theatrical enthusiasts fell in love with the performing arts. In 1987, a little church on 7th Street was purchased with the hopes of sharing the love for theater with friends, family and neighbors. The couple with that passion was Dr. W. W. Renner and his wife Dorothy. Even after the passing of her husband in 1986, Dorothy continued to share the love of the theater. As time has passed, the Players have introduced the performing arts to people from the young to the young at heart. With care, this little church has blossomed and the charming theatrical environment has grown to become a neighborhood favorite. Little by little and show by show, The Zane Trace Players have carved their place in our community as well as our hearts.
In 2010, the torch was passed onto a new board that shares Mrs. Renner's theatrical passion and dreams for the future. This board continues to bring you new and exciting shows, concerts and events along with support of the community through charitable causes.