Old World Theatre

The OWTC is an actor focused theatre company where the artistic concentration is on the playwrights, the plays, and the characters. As the stories come to life, the audience and artists join together in an exploration and celebration of community, history, and life.

The Old World Theatre Company is completely composed of alumni from the University of Illinois at Chicago. They are the in-house acting troupe of Congregation Kol Emeth.

It started out as a couple of staged readings for Congregation Kol Emeth in 2009. It was a chance to celebrate the 150th birthday of famed Jewish author Sholem Aleichem. Bill Raffeld, congregation member and Artistic Director of what is now the OWTC, was asked to head the reading as an experienced director and actor, as well as a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Naturally Raffeld looked to actors he had worked with in the past -- his former students! 

An Evening with Sholem Aleichem was so well received that the artists began to think, "What if we could continue doing this?" 
Two more productions followed and led to the official creation of Congregation Kol Emeth's in-house acting troupe: the Old World Theatre Company.

Join us their fifth season as the OWTCcontinues their work,along with the audience, to explore and celebrate community, history, and life!

Click here to go to the new website for OWTC.

Upcoming Services Upcoming Services

Shabbat Evening Services
8:00 PM 7/21/17
Congregation Kol Emeth Sanctuary
Shabbat Morning Services
9:30 AM 7/22/17
Congregation Kol Emeth Sanctuary
Sunday Morning Service
9:30 AM 7/23/17
Shabbat Evening Services
8:00 PM 7/28/17
Congregation Kol Emeth Sanctuary
Shabbat Morning Services
9:30 AM 7/29/17
Congregation Kol Emeth Sanctuary
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Upcoming Events Upcoming Events

Men's Club Speaker
10:00 AM 7/23/17
Congregation Kol Emeth
General Board Meeting
7:30 PM 8/17/17
Old World Theatre Company Meet and Greet
7:30 PM 9/12/17
Congregation Kol Emeth, 5130 W. Touhy Ave., Skokie, IL 60077
General Board Meeting
7:30 PM 9/21/17
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