On April 20th in Kennedy Lounge at NMHU, Beth Urech, performed her delightful one woman show, ActYourAge!, as a benefit for the Samaritan House. Beth’s show is an autobiography that moves back and forth in time, introducing the audience to the various roles she has played in life, including the frustrated housewife, the entrepreneurial business woman, the enthusiastic sixteen year old who wants to appear older, the young bride-to-be who lets a traffic light decide her future, the smitten woman who acts impulsively, and the on-line dating site participant whose first responder is her concerned son. Though Beth is alone on a nearly empty stage and simply costumed in a black pantsuit, she convincingly transforms into each persona, making us see the scenes and people she describes: Beth in her first long, strapless dress; Beth’s mother watching as a hearse drives her husband’s body away; the stiff, serious husband who holds Beth back from jumping up on stage at the end of “Hair”; and Beth and her new love clinging to the boat and each other during a storm. Through all of these transformations she is accompanied by “Tillie,” the often critical voice in her head, telling her to “act her age.” It is to Beth’s credit that she does act her age – all of them, and with each she offers us the lessons she has learned about relationships, resilience, and resisting that tough inner critic. Funny and moving, ActYourAge! offers 70 years of wisdom in under an hour. Dr. Donna Woodford-Gormley, Professor of English, Chair, Dept of English and Philosophy New Mexico Highlands University.