2022-23 Season

Becoming Dr. Ruth

by Mark St. Germain

Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering radio and television sex therapist. Few, however, know the incredible journey that preceded it.

From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a sniper, to her struggle to succeed as a single mother newly arrived in America, Mark St. Germain deftly illuminates this remarkable woman’s untold story.

BECOMING DR. RUTH is filled with the humor, honesty, and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth,” America’s most famous sex therapist.

 

"Fascinating, heartbreaking, and hilarious!" - Broadway World

“[Dr. Ruth’s] story is certainly a stirring one…[and this is] an illuminating portrait.”  - NY Times

“It’s a simple premise…but it works for Westheimer’s story, which is fascinating (and heartbreaking) all on its own. [St. Germain] convincingly and humorously conveys Westheimer’s surprising dignity, courage, and resilience.”  - The New Yorker

“Anyone who is interested in Dr. Westheimer…or in true-life adventure tales of Holocaust survivors…should find BECOMING DR. RUTH an enjoyable way to spend ninety minutes.”  - Huffington Post

“Mark St. Germain’s heartfelt bioplay dutifully chronicles Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s inspirational life story…”  - Time Out NY

 

Tickets on sale beginning Jan. 27th.

 

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Creative

Director Kathy Mulay

Cast

DR. RUTH WESTHEIMER Diane Wasnak*