Becoming Dr. Ruth, held Nov. 20-22, 2020

Becoming Dr. Ruth, held Nov. 20-22, 2020

A LIVE streaming event.

Ken Butler, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and Alice Springer at Sardis in New York City

Written by Mark St. Germain
Directed by Ken Butler
With Alice Springer as Dr. Ruth

8 pm Nov. 20 & 21
2 pm Sunday, Nov. 22

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 scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America, Becoming Dr. Ruth is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth”, Americaʼs most famous sex therapist.

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About Becoming Dr. Ruth

World premiere: June 30, 2013 at Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, Mass.

Originally produced Off-Broadway by Michael Alden, Stefany Bergson,
Rodger Hess, Jamie deRoy, Pat Flicker Addiss, Beam Reach Entertainment/Elyse Mirto, LFI Group. Associate Producers: Matt Jared, Lawrence D Poster/Merrill A. Stone

Original projections design by Brian Prather and Daniel Brodie

This play is presented as published with special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services Inc., New York.