Becoming Dr. Ruth

Jun 2Jun 25, 2022
byMark St. Germain

Sex Therapist- Single Mother- Sniper! Most know Dr Ruth Westheimer 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. Noted psychologist Dr. Ruth recalls finding her unique place in this world through humor, brilliance, and realizing that size doesn’t matter.

Content: Recommended age is 14+. There will be discussions of healthy sex and sexuality, war and genocide, death and grief, and immigrant experiences as Dr. Ruth recalls her life through joy and humor. Production elements include flashes of light, loud sounds, and video elements. Some imagery may be difficult for patrons.

Run Time: 100 minutes, no intermission

Production Photos by Fenix Forotgraphy

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Production Team

Playwright  Mark St. Germain
Director/Scenic/Projections Design
  Chip Decker
Production Mgr/Props/Costumes  Carrie Cranford
Stage Manager/Sound Designer Kathryn Harding
Technical Director Paul Swanson
Lighting Designer Hallie Gray

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