Saturday, December 23, 2017

Reviews - Hindle Wakes

"Fanny, a weaver at the local cotton mill, told her parents that she was vacationing with a female friend — and she was, until she met Alan Jeffcote (the appealing Jeremy Beck), the mill owner’s overindulged son, and went off to have a fling with him."

- Laura Collin's Hughes, The New York Times

"Beck, doing another of his chipper turns as an eligible young gent..."

- Michael Feingold, The Village Voice

"Jeremy Beck is thoroughly credible as the egotistical, obtuse young scion. He protests, but doesn’t over dramatize and is perceptibly shocked when things don’t turn out as assumed."

-Alix Cohen, Woman Around Town 

"Alan, the feckless son, perfectly encapsulated by Jeremy Beck..."

- Beatrice Williams-Rude, Theatre Pizzazz 

"Beck does an excellent job of communicating Alan's fecklessness as well as his moments of self-knowledge and regret, with possibly a step or two toward maturity."

Michael Portantiere, Talkin' Broadway

"Beck gives the finest of his various local performances over the past few years."

Samuel L. Leiter, The Broadway Blog

Friday, December 22, 2017

Hindle Wakes - The Mint Theatre

Hindle Wakes
The Mint Theatre
by Stanley Houghton
Directed by Gus Kaikkonen

December 23rd 2017 - February 17th 2018
The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street

Jeremy Beck
Rebecca Noelle Brinkley
Emma Geer
Jonathan Hogan
Sara Carolynn Kennedy
Ken Marks
Brian Reddy
Sandra Shipley
Jill Tanner

Artistic Director of the Mint:  Jonathan Bank
Sets: Charles Morgan
Costumes: Sam Fleming
Lights: Christian DeAngelis
Sound & Original Music: Jane Shaw
Props: Joshua Yocom
Hair & Wigs: Gerard Kelly
Dialects & Dramaturgy: Amy Stoller
Casting: Stephanie Klapper, CSA
Production Stage Manager: Jeff Meyers
Assistant Stage Manager: Elizabeth Ann Goodman/Marjorie Ann Wood
Illustration: Stefano Imbert
Graphics: hey jude design, inc.
Advertising: The Pekoe Group
Press: David Gersten & Associates

It’s “Wakes Week” in Hindle; the mill is closed and the workers are idle. Fanny Hawthorn is relaxing at the seashore with a girlfriend when she runs into Alan Jeffcote, the mill owner’s son. Alan takes Fanny to an hotel in Wales for a few days of fun, but the fun stops when their parents find out.
When Hindle Wakes premiered in London in 1912, many critics called it the best play of the year. However, the play’s unsentimental depiction of two young people seeking pleasure without commitment sparked moral outrage, filling England’s newspapers with passionate argument over the play’s controversial subject matter. Of course, controversy was good for business and Hindle Wakes was a hit.

Not seen in the U.S. in nearly a century, Mint Theater Company’s revival of Hindle Wakes “reaffirm[ed] the play as both well worth knowing in itself and particularly resonant in today’s political climate,” (The Village Voice).1  The Wall Street Journal called Hindle Wakes “a study of provincial hypocrisy in Vicwardian England that crackles with a biting candor,” praising Gus Kaikkonen, “one of the deftest directors on the East Coast,” for his direction’s “crisp understatement… letting Houghton make his own stiletto-sharp points instead of ramming them home.”2 Remarking further on Houghton’s skillful storytelling, The New York Times noted that Hindle Wakes “proceeds… gentle as a summer rain until, bam … something electric happens to charge the air.”3

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Peterborough Players presents:

A Comedy by David Davalos

August 30-September 10

University of Wittenberg, October 1517. Hamlet, his mentor John Faustus, and Faustus’ colleague and Hamlet’s instructor and priest, Martin Luther, all collide in a brilliant theatrical construction by playwright David Davalos. A smart, sprightly, and audacious battle of wits, the play brings us the story behind the stories in a highly entertaining and accessible exploration of reason versus faith.

“Bursts with a Stoppardian eagerness to tickle as it tangles with weightier issues…
​Hilarity, thy name is WITTENBERG." —New York Times.

Jeremy Beck (Hamlet)
Chris Mixon
Tom Frey
Sara Kennedy

Directed by Keith Stevens

Peterborough Players

Peterborough, NH

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Reviews - Wittenberg

Chris Mixon and Jeremy Beck in Wittenberg (Photo by Will Howell)

Jeremy Beck’s Hamlet is all elemental undergraduate. 
He comes across so delightfully callow, eager to learn, and uncertain regarding where and how and what to learn, that we know he belongs at the university
Mixon and Beck are both new to the Peterborough Players. I hope we see more of them in productions and seasons to come.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

"Gravedigger's Lullaby" by Jeff Talbot - WORLD PREMIERE

The Gravedigger's Lullaby


Directed by Jenn Thompson


Performance times:
Tuesday –  7:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday – 7:30pm
Friday – 8:00pm
Saturday – 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday – 3:00pm

*Special Matinee Performance Wednesday, March 29th at 2:00pm
*Sunday, March 12th Performance at 6:00pm
The Beckett Theatre 
Theatre Row 
410 West 42nd Street 
New York, NY 10036

Jeremy Beckas Charles TimmensTed Kochas Baylen
Todd Lawson* as Gizzer
KK Moggie as Margot


Playwright: Jeff Talbott*
Director: Jenn Thompson*

Scenic Design: Wilson Chin
Costume Design: Tracy ChristensenLighting Design: Matthew Richards
Sound Design: Toby Algya
Original Music: Will Van Dyke

Props Design: Andrew Diaz
Fight Choreographer: Lisa Kopitsky

Production Stage Manager: Kelly Burns*
Assistant Stage Manager: Jason Richard
Production Manager: Larry Ash
Technical Director: Andre Sguerra

*TACT Company Member

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Reviews - Gravedigger's Lullaby

Jeremy Beck and Ted Koch in Gravedigger's Lullaby

"Jeremy Beck internalizes Timmon’s thoughts so thoroughly, he vibrates."

-Alix Cohen, Woman Around Town

"I have long loved Mr. Beck’s work and here again, he allows you to see a human side of someone who has more than everyone else and how that can be just as of an entrapment."

- Suzannah Bowling, Time Square Chronicles

"Jeremy Beck completes the quartet onstage and he brings an urban and educated son of a wealthy man to life, again managing to earn our respect and compassion though his Charles Timmens has been tainted by too close exposure to his father, a “mean man” whose funeral he must arrange in the course of this play."

- Richard Seff, DC Metro Theatre Arts