Many of us know Dr. Ruth Westheimer as America’s favorite sex therapist in the 1980s and ‘90s. She opened our eyes to a new way of viewing ourselves and our relationships — but few of us have heard the story of this remarkable woman’s journey. In this heartwarming portrait, Dr. Ruth narrates the harrowing and fascinating details of her life from the tragic separation of her family during the Holocaust to her experiences as an Israeli sniper to her struggles with balancing work, higher education and single motherhood in America. Becoming Dr. Ruth is a humorous, affectionate and illuminating one-woman show that’s full of grit and triumph.
Becoming Dr. Ruth is a co-production with Theater J.
Pictured: Naomi Jacobson as Dr. Ruth Westheimer in Becoming Dr. Ruth at Theater J; Photo by Teresa Wood.
Be among the first to see the show before opening night and save! Preview performance tickets are discounted and begin at just $35. Not valid with other discounts.
May 9 at 8 p.m.
May 10 at 7 p.m.
May 12 at 7:30 p.m.
May 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Share the excitement of Thursday opening nights with a lively post-show cast party with complimentary hors d'oeuvres by Vonderhaar's Catering.
May 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Meet the Artists
Stay after select performances for a behind-the-scenes discussion with the cast and crew of Becoming Dr. Ruth.