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

The annual Meet and Greet will be on September 12th at 7:30 PM.  Click here to see the flier for this event. Please join us and see just how wonderful this season is going to be.

Click here to go to the new website for OWTC

Join us on September 12th for the annual Meet and Greet.


Season 8

2017 - 2018 OWTC Schedule

The Diary of Anne Frank

November 11, 12, 18,19

G-ds Favorite

February 3, 4, 10, 11

Sorry Wrong Number and

The War of the Worlds

March 17, 18, 24, 25

Musical Review

April 21, 22

Saturdays and weeknights at 8:00 and Sundays at 2:30.




Upcoming Services Upcoming Services

Rosh Hashana II
9:00 AM 9/23/17
Shabbat Evening Services
8:00 PM 9/22/17
Shabbat Morning Services
9:30 AM 9/23/17
Congregation Kol Emeth Sanctuary
Erev Yom Kippur
6:00 PM 9/30/17
Yom Kippur
9:00 AM 10/1/17
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Upcoming Events Upcoming Events

Sisterhood Board Meeting
10:30 AM 10/10/17
Sisterhood Book Review
1:30 PM 10/10/17
Congregation Kol Emeth, Social Hall
General Board Meeting
7:30 PM 10/19/17
OWTC Presents The Diary of Anne Frank
8:00 PM 11/11/17
Congregation Kol Emeth 5130 W. Touhy Skokie, IL 60077
OWTC Presents The Diary of Anne Frank
2:30 PM 11/12/17
Congregation Kol Emeth 5130 W. Touhy Skokie, IL 60077
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