Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission


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:  Madison Bahr
Assistant Stage Managers:  Cody Whitfield

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


Creative Conversation
Sunday, April 5 following the 2:00 PM show
Join us for a conversation with director Holly Twyford and actor Naomi Jacobson, who will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the process of bringing this play–and the woman at the center of it–to life on Theater J’s stage.

Sunday Symposium
Sunday, April 19 following the 2:00 PM show
What would you ask Dr. Ruth if you could call her today? Gather your questions and join us for a conversation with sex therapist Dr. Hani Miletski, Ph.D., MSW, Psychotherapist & AASECT Certified Sex Therapist & Supervisor, and sexual medicine specialist Dr. Rachel S. Rubin, both of whom are ready to pick up where Dr. Ruth’s radio show left off.