Becoming Dr. Ruth

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America’s favorite sex therapist is back! 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 show of the 2017-2018 DC theater season. Don’t miss the return of this life-affirming story of a girl who found her own unique place in the world.

 “Jacobson is captivating from start to finish. “

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Presented by Theater J

Show Type
Drama
Comedy
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$34 - $64

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Box Office Phone: 202-777-3210

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 03/27/2020 - 04/19/2020
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Saturday 08:00pm--
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 04/02/2019 - 8:00pm Cast Talkback
  • 04/05/2020 - 2:00pm Creative Conversation
  • 04/19/2020 - 2:00pm Sunday Symposium

Extra Performances

  • 03/27/2020 - 8:00pm
  • 03/29/2020 - 7:30pm
  • 03/30/2020 - 7:30pm
  • 04/01/2020 - 12:00pm
  • 04/01/2020 - 7:30pm
  • 04/04/2020 - 8:00pm
  • 04/05/2020 - 7:30pm
  • 04/07/2020 - 12:00pm
  • 04/07/2020 - 7:30pm
  • 04/10/2020 - 8:00pm
  • 04/11/2020 - 2:00pm
  • 04/12/2020 - 2:00pm
  • 04/14/2020 - 7:30pm
  • 04/16/2020 - 8:00pm
  • 04/17/2020 - 8:00pm
  • 04/18/2020 - 2:00pm
  • 04/19/2020 - 7:30pm

Open Caption

  • 04/12/2020 - 7:30pm
Cast
Performer Role
Naomi Jacobson Dr. Ruth
Production Personnel
Playwright
Mark St. Germain
Director
Holly Twyford
Costume Designer
Robert Croghan
Set Designer
Paige Hathaway
Sound Designer
Kenny Neal
Lighting Designer
Colin K. Bills
Projections/Media Designer
Sarah Tundermann

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Theater J
1529 16th Street NW, Washington , DC 20036
About the Venue:
Theater J is located inside the Washington DCJCC at 16th and Q St NW

Getting There

  • Dupont Circle (Red Line)
  • 3 blocks from Dupont; at 16th and Q St NW

Parking

  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Paid lot

Accessibility

  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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