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Thursday, Sep. 3rd – Sunday, Sep. 6th  |  Watch Online

The Battle Not Begun

A New Play by NPR’s JACK BEATTY   |   Directed by Myriam Cyr

On the brink of another world war, Adolf Hitler and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain met in Munich to find a path to peace. The agreement between these two world leaders, The 1938 Munich Pact, under which Germany was allowed to extend its territory into parts of Czechoslovakia, was initially proclaimed by Chamberlain as the solution to bring “peace for our time.” That promise of peace never materialized.

Professional actor Ken Bolden of Pittsburgh portrays Hitler and international actor Malcolm Ingram of Gloucester, Mass. takes on the role of Chamberlain.

This performance has been produced in collaboration with Punctuate4, an all female led production company based on Boston’s North Shore.

This production is FREE to view thanks to the Shubert Foundation, the Applied Materials Foundation, and our donors who have made contributions to Gloucester Stage this season. Please consider making a gift with your complimentary ticket purchase to help continue our mission on Cape Ann.

There are a limited number of ‘seats’ available. Click WATCH ONLINE and immediately your video link and password will be emailed to you. Your ticket will have a date on it, but you will have access to watch at any time from September 3rd – 6th.

Jack Beatty (Playwright) is WBUR On Point’s news analyst. He was a longtime senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly, which he joined in September of 1983, having previously worked as a book reviewer at Newsweek and as the literary editor of The New Republic.

Beatty is the author of “The Rascal King” (1992), a biography of the legendary Boston Mayor James Michael Curly that was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award; “The World According to Peter Drucker” (1998), an intellectual biography of the social thinker and management theorist; and “Age of Betrayal: The Triumph of Money in America, 1865-1900” (2007), a thematic history of the Gilded Age. In addition, he is the editor of “Colossus: How the Corporation Changed America” (2001), an anthology of readings on the history of the American corporation named by Business Week as one of the 10 best business books of the year. His most recent book, “The Lost History of 1914: Reconsidering the Year the Great War Began,” takes a closer look at the events that lead to World War I. The New Yorker called “The Lost History of 1914” “thought-provoking, and often mordantly ironic.”

He has received a Guggenheim fellowship, two fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, an Olive Branch Award from New York University, a William Allen White Award for criticism from the University of Kansas, and an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. Born and raised in Boston, Beatty now lives in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Myriam Cyr (Director) Poet Laureate, critically acclaimed writer, award winning actress Myriam Cyr co-founded the Black Box Lab in 2014, an organization that specialized in developing new works. Since 2014 she has developed 20 new plays. In 2018 she co-founded PUNCTUATE4, a production company devoted to developing new works and bringing art to socio-economically diverse communities. Their first project, Saltonstall: One Man’s Stand Against the Salem Witch Trials was produced in the fall of 2018.   Cyr is currently developing, among others, NPR and former editor in chief for the Atlantic Jack Beatty’s The Battle Not Begun, Munich 1938, Paul Saba’s No Victors No Vanquished and Lorraine Liscio’s City of Ladies.  She directed Simon Says at the Linda Redgrave Theater in New York to critical acclaim. (NYT called it “Thrilling”) I Am Antigone (Theater for the New City in Last year’s Dream Up Festival).  Her book, Letters of a Portuguese Nun, was named book of the Month for the Guardian and translated into 8 languages.  She was nominated best director by Broadway World for her production of Mary Poppins. Myriam was a member of Steven Berkoff’s company at the Royal National Theatre under Richard Eyre and played ‘Salome’ opposite Al Pacino.  She is currently producing Hedda Gabler for Universal Studios in a screenplay adaptation by Oscar and Tony award winner Christopher Hampton and developing The Confession based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Beverly Lewis, book by Martha Bolton and Myriam Cyr, lyrics and music by Wally Nason for Blue Gates Musical in Nashville Tennessee. She will be directing Moving BodiesLa Marquise du Châtelet and Voltaire’s Laws of Attraction for this year’s Dream Up Festival at the Theater for the New City.

David Beck (William L. Shirer) excels in playing characters who are vulnerable, highly sensitive, and intellectual.  Critics have called his performances “emphatic and nuanced” (TimeOut NY), “charming” (Talkin’ Broadway and Show Business Weekly), and “well acted” (The New York Times).  He has played everything from a concerned working class father, to an overly optimistic calculus teacher, to a British lovesick soldier, to an impoverished man with autism. For the screen, David wrote, co-produced, acted in, and composed the score to the multi award-winning short film For Francis, which played in festivals and schools worldwide.



Ken Bolden (Adolf Hitler) resides in Pittsburgh, PA which keeps him very busy.  His most recent credits include:  A FEW GOOD MEN (Cmdr. Stone) for the Pittsburgh Public Theatre; KING LEAR (Gloucester) and CHATTERTON (Ensemble) both for Quantum Theatre, the latter being cited as one of the top ten productions of 2018 by the Post Gazette; MUMBERGER (Hugh) for Carnegie Stages; THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP (Ensemble) for PICT Classic Theatre; and ORPHANS (Harrold) which he co-produced with two former students and which was also cited as one of the top ten productions of 2018 by the Post-Gazette.  Recent film credits include:  THE UNTITLED FRED HAMPTON PROJECT; LITTLE EVIL: MARSHALL, and SORORITY ROW.


Malcolm Ingram (Neville Chamberlain) has performed on Broadway in The Rivals (Lincoln Center Theater) and Match (u/s Frank Langella, Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre). He has previously performed in London’s West End in Half Life (National Theatre, Duke of York’s Theatre), Dirty Linen and Newfoundland (Arts Theatre), and Popkiss (The Globe Theatre). His US regional credits include Richard II (Actors’ Shakespeare Project); Hamlet (North Shore Music Theatre); Third (Hangar Theatre); All My Sons (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Hay Fever and Rat in the Skull (Berkshire Theatre Group); Someone to Watch Over Me (Stage West Theatre); A Christmas Carol, The Crucible, Little Women, The Miracle Worker, My Fair Lady, and As You Like It (Syracuse Stage); HeisenbergRed Velvet, Romeo and Juliet, Henry IV: Parts 1 and 2, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Heroes, and Enchanted April, among many others (Shakespeare & Company); and Romeo and Juliet (Virginia Arts Festival). His film and television credits include The Story of Ruth (BBC), Fraulein Doktor (Paramount), “Chappelle’s Show” (Comedy Central), “The Camerons,” “Beloved Enemy,” “Clapperclaw,” and “Dr. Finlay’s Casebook” (BBC).

How do I watch online? 

You can watch the video via several platforms. Here are specific instructions and links to helpful Vimeo articles. You will receive a link via email immediately when you reserve your complimentary ticket. Check spam or email info@gloucesterstage.com if you don’t receive this confirmation.

Watch via your computer’s web browser:

  • Follow the link that was sent to you in your email
  • Enter the password when prompted.


Watch via your Phone (on an app or the browser):

It doesn’t matter if you have the Vimeo app.

  • Follow the link that was sent to you in your email.
  • Enter the password when prompted.


Watch via your TV streaming device:

This article in Vimeo’s help section will let you know what TV streaming devices have Vimeo apps.

There is a multi-step process for watching a password-protected video using a Vimeo app on a TV streaming device. The first part can be done on a web browser or a phone app.

Web Browser, iPad, or iPhone:

  • Go to http://vimeo.com and create a Vimeo account. If you already have one, log in.
  • Go back to your email and follow the link that was provided in your email.
  • Enter the password when prompted. You will then have access to the video.
  • In the upper right hand corner of the video screen you will see a heart icon and a clock icon. Click the clock icon. This adds the video to your “Watch Later” list.
  • Note: On an iPhone there are three dots just below the lower right hand side of the video screen and if you click those you will see a “Watch Later”. Select that and you will see a notification that you have saved it to your watch list.


First, install the Vimeo app on your TV Streaming Device. Then, go to your TV app:

Open the Vimeo App on your Smart TV or Streaming Device.

  • Log in using the same account that you used to save the video to your “Watch Later” list. You should see the video saved there and now available to be played. If you are already logged into your account on your AppleTV or Roku when you add the video to your “Watch Later” list, it may not appear on your list on your TV until you logout and log back in, again (this is what happened to us).
  • The Vimeo app for AppleTV’s has been fixed!


Watching the video on your Apple TV using Airplay:

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(Watching) Casting a Video on a Chromecast:

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