Becoming Dr. Ruth

Becoming Dr. Ruth

Becoming Dr. Ruth

Written by Mark St. Germain
Directed by Roy Steinberg

June 5th – June 30th Wednesday – Saturday at 7 PM Sunday at 3 PM

“[Dr. Ruth’s] story is certainly a stirring one…[and this is] an illuminating portrait.”

~ The New York Times ~

This compelling play chronicles the remarkable journey of Karola Siegel, who became best known as Dr. Ruth Westheimer, an iconic sex therapist. Filled with remarkable stories of Dr. Ruth’s escape from the Nazis as a child, her time as a sniper in Jerusalem, and her courageous pursuit of success in America as a single mother, “Becoming Dr. Ruth” delivers humor, honesty, and a triumphant spirit. Come along as Dr. Ruth takes the audience on an uplifting adventure through her one-of-a-kind life story.

Carolyn Mignini as Dr. Ruth Westheimer


Starring Carolyn Mignini as Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Click here to watch our official casting video for this show. 


Special Show Dates:

  • Wednesday, June 5: Preview Night with discounted tickets
  • Thursday, June 6: Opening Night with Post-Show Party
  • Saturday, June 8: Please note that there is no show on this date due to our Annual Gala
  • Friday, June 14: Best Value Night – All tickets available at the best value price of $35
  • Sunday, June 23: Pay-What-You-Wish Rush tickets – All available tickets on the day of the performance can be purchased at the box office for whatever price you wish to pay. Starts one hour before curtain, cash only.


Age Guide: 16+

Running Time: 90 minutes, No intermission

Advisory: This play contains adult language, mature content themes, and sexual content.

*  New Jersey Professional Premiere  *

*  Award-Winning Playwright Mark St. Germain  *

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