Senior Theater Troupe of Lifelong

The Senior Troupe of Lifelong has been performing for more than twenty-one  years. We perform stories from our lives, with themes picked by the troupe. The troupe has performed for audiences that number from 15 to 350 people in many venues in Tompkins County. It is directed and coordinated by Sue Perlgut.

This summer we are pleased to be collaborating with the Cherry Arts and the Hangar Theatre on a piece based on their Oddessey play to be seen at the Hangar Theatre in late August.

During COVID-19 we moved to an online platform and were holding classes online. In the fall  of 2021, if all stays stable we will return to in person classes to create a new piece for performance either in person or videotaped.  For more information or to register please contact Lifelong at 607.273.1511.


Take a look at the article about us from the Tompkins Weekly.

Watch the trailer of our current production here

Watch our current production

The theme is cars! Watch our video

The theatre we perform is without sets, lights and props. The players are the characters, the scenery and props. The choral theatre is developed from themes that the actors pick and the stories they tell are from their lives. Our Living History theatre, which we are calling “choral theatre” can accommodate the various ages and physical stamina of the actors. Past themes have been about clothing, travel, animals, winter, women in our lives and prejudice. The director and members of the troupe range in age from the 60’s to the 90’s. This program is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County

Watch our video on the theme of movies, from stories that the troupe wrote in March of 2020. Taped in the summer of 2020.


  Visit or call 607.273.1511.

   View videos of our performances on Vimeo

Watch the Fall 2018 Performance on Trust*

*Please note strong language and mature themes