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Skokie senior theater troupe are living the high-rise life

(10.12.14)  Skokie’s senior acting troupe,“Still Acting Up,” are living the high-rise life and their condo board had better watch out! “Condo-Mania: It Takes a Village” opens on Oct. 15, with six shows playing at the Devonshire Playhouse in Skokie, Oct. 15-26.

In this original production, with both script and music written by the troupe, everyone has a story, a complaint, a passion, a secret, and an opinion. Can they all get along? Make yourself at home at the Devonshire Playhouse and see why it takes a village!

The production is directed by Chicago actor Jill Shellabarger, with original music written by the troupe’s Barbara Brown, Georgia Cohen and Brenda Segal. 

The Skokie Park District-sponsored senior troupe has been producing their own musicals annually since 1986. Some of the performers laughingly refer to themselves as the “antique road show,” with several members 80 years of age or older. Still Acting Up! is sponsored by the Skokie Park District. 

Purchase tickets here.

For information about joining Still Acting Up, call (312) 865-3971.

Condo-Mania: It Takes a Village at the Devonshire Cultural Center, 4400 Greenwood St., Skokie

  • Wednesdays, October 15 and 22 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturdays, October 18 and 25 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sundays, October 19 and 26 at 2 p.m.