Becoming Dr Ruth

Becoming Dr Ruth $13

Mark St. Germain

Published by Dramatists Play Service

0 Male 1 Female

A one-woman play 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"

Most Americans know Dr Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering radio and television sex therapist

But few 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


"Dr Ruth's story is certainly a stirring one " ~ NY 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

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