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.
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.