Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission

Becoming Dr. Ruth

By Mark St. Germain
Directed by Holly Twyford
Starring Naomi Jacobson
March 27 – April 19, 2020

America’s favorite sex therapist returns

Before she became Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Karola Siegel had to flee Germany in the Kindertransport, become a sniper in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America. Naomi Jacobson, who earned a Helen Hayes Award nomination for the role, returns to Theater J for an unforgettable, heart-warming evening of theater. This inventive production was a must-see event of the 2017-2018 DC theater season. Don’t miss the return of this triumphant and life-affirming story of a girl who found her own unique place in the world.

“Jacobson is captivating from start to finish.“—MD Theater Guide

Naomi Jacobson
Naomi Jacobson

Director:  Holly Twyford
Scenic Designer:  Paige Hathaway
Costume Designer:  Robert Croghan
Lighting Designer:  Colin K. Bills
Sound Designer:  Kenny Neal
Projection Designer:  Sarah Tundermann
Props Designer:  Mollie Singer
Production Stage Manager:  Becky Reed
Assistant Stage Managers:  Josie Felt, Jessica Soriano

Cast Talk-back
Thursday, April 2 following the 8:00 PM show

 

Creative Conversation
Sunday, April 5 following the 2:00 PM show

 

Sunday Symposium
Sunday, April 19 following the 2:00 PM show