Living History Theatre: The Sr. Troupe Lifelong presents Ancestors/Family

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Come down to Lifelong, May 16 at 2 pm for a humorous and poignant performance of Living History Theatre. The Lifelong Senior Theatre troupe has written and will present personal stories that recount the journey of their families as they immigrated to America, giving us a glimpse into the world before we were born.

Sue Perlgut, the director of the troupe, notes that this was a world that often hadn’t overtly addressed issues of racism, anti-Semitism, and sexism, and so the stories from that era contain words and ideas that we now recognize as offensive.  After much discussion, the troupe decided to let the stories stand, since they are windows into our past, and reference points that help us see how far we have come and what work we still have to do.

There will be a talk back after the performance.

Free and open to the public

This program is made possible (in part or in full) 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.