Praise for ActYourAge!
"Funny and moving, ActYourAge, offers 70 years of wisdom in under an hour." Dr. Donna Woodford-Gormley, Highlands U.
"Beth's dynamic performance for the Lutheran Social Services of Illinois was enjoyed by everyone, especially me!" Pam Austin, Director of Communications
"Beth Urech is a dynamo! Amazingly, she seems to get younger as her show progresses!" Neptune Ingwersen, LeNews Switzerland
"Poignant, rollicking, soul-searching, dynamic and spectacularly professional performance at UnitedSolo in NYC!" Lucy Tagmyer
"Residents of Lake Howard Heights who usually do not even smile were laughing out loud. We would love to have you back!" Lou Mulliniks, Winter Haven FL
"Beth is a warm and dynamic performer who invites you into her life with wisdom and ease. You will fall in love with the world as Beth sees it." Andy Eninger, The Second City
"You touched our hearts and tickled our funny bones." Peggy Newman, Palisades Village, Washington DC
"Thank you for leaving us with food for thought and the interest to move forward in our lives." Lynn Golub-Rofrano, Georgetown Village, Washington DC
"I love seeing the audience nod their heads in agreement as you motivate them to keep going and not give up on their dreams." Judy Ringold, New Horizons, Narberth PA
"Your story is one for all ages, especially having the courage to be ourselves. You are a woman of courage." Amanda Neely, Daystar Center, Chicago
"An inspiring, uplifting story of a yearning to get behind the helm of your own boat." Meghan Dietrich, Presby. Homes Westminster Place, Evanston IL
"As the program coordinator at Pitkin County Senior Services, I have never seen so many seniors pay attention for 55 minutes like they did for Beth!" Mary Barbour, Aspen CO
"The talented and inspiring Beth Urech was a dream to watch as she held this New York audience in the palm of her hand." Jane Ashe, Curator, Spectrum NYC
"Dare we act our age the way Beth does? What an inspiration!" Sharon Meyers, Chicagourmets
Review from Cape Clear, Ireland
On Midsummer's night on the 1600 acre offshore Irish island of Cape Clear, upstairs in a little local pub, Beth Urech and her brash alter-ego Tillie, "both" all the way from Chicago, wowed an international audience spanning 6 decades. Beth's one-act play, ActYourAge!, took the curious adventurers on a delightfully crafted, verbally astonishing and heartfelt trip covering her 72 years in autobiographic moments of gentle, hilarious, and sometimes movingly sad drama, her performance, graceful, adept, and full of intelligent, even enlightening, surprises. And perhaps most importantly she challenged her audience to wish on a certain chicken--to adventure into life's dreams should they have the audacity so to do.
One basically laughter-rich, utterly honest, visually and mentally memorable evening, for which we all just might--thanks to Beth's imaginative acting and sharp honest insight on her life--be the wiser. Chuck & Nell Kruger, writers, artists, storytellers
Reviews from Beaver Island
Delightful, dramatic, and thought-provoking theatre with recognizable characters for oh, so many of us.Ann Partridge, Events Director, Beaver Island Community Center
ActYourAge! inspires us to look within ourselves for hidden dreams and awakens the hope that we can live out our dreams in the days ahead. Jeff Powers, DVM