Sue Perlgut directed and coordinated the Senior Troupe of Lifelong for more than twenty-three years, retiring as the director at the end of 2022. The troupe performs stories from their 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. For more information about the group contact Lifelong.
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 Statewide Community Regrants program from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County
Take a look at the article about us from the Tompkins Weekly.
The Senior Troupe of Lifelong performs stories from their lives: 50 Years Ago. You will see a video of a live performance held with a small audience, this spring. You will hear about blind dates, the coup in Argentina, an old house, first jobs, antiwar sentiment, rosebud the pig, young marriages and life in Ithaca. Troupe members are Janie Bibbie, Pat Fraizer, Emily Johnson, Miguel Piery, Michael Schaff, Mary Sue Schwarz, Jean Senegas, Deirdre Silverman, Mark Silverman and Paula Twomey. The troupe is directed by Sue Perlgut.
In the summer 0f 2021 we were pleased to be collaborating with the Cherry Arts and the Hangar Theatre on a piece based on their Oddessey play which was seen at the Hangar Theatre in on September 2, 2021.
The theme is Cars! Watch our video
Watch our video on the theme of Movies, taped in the summer of 2020.
Visit www.tclifelong.org or call 607.273.1511.
View videos of our performances on Vimeo
*Please note strong language and mature themes
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