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Becoming Dr. Ruth

Full Length, Comedy/Drama
1 woman
Total Cast: 1, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-3118-9


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance. SPECIAL NOTE ON IMAGES: Images for projection for the play is required for production. The cost is $20.00 and will be distributed digitally upon receipt of full license fees payment. There is no additional fee for the use of these images in performance.
THE STORY: 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.
“[Dr. Ruth’s] story is certainly a stirring one…[and this is] an illuminating portrait.” —The New York 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 New York.