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.

During COVID-19 we moved to an online platform and are holding classes online. For 2021 we are offering online classes in February and March. 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.

Coming Up!

Spring Writes May 13, 2021, 5:30-6:50 PM EDT (you must register)

The Senior Troupe of Lifelong performs Stories from their lives, a film and a talkback. The theme is cars! Watch our trailer for this event. 


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