Becoming Dr. Ruth
Approximate running time: 2 hours
#36-556 North Nechako Road
Prince George BC V2K 1A1
Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer as America’s most famous sex therapist. Few know her incredible journey to get there. Becoming Dr. Ruth is filled with the humor, honesty, and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the Jewish girl who fled the Nazis in the Kindertransport, joined the Haganah in Jerusalem as a sniper, struggled as a single mother newly-arrived in America – and eventually became “Dr. Ruth,” America’s Sex Therapist. A triumphant and heartwarming story of a remarkable Jewish woman who found her own unique place in the world.
Content Warning: This play discusses sex, but not in a lewd manner. There are a few mentions of sexual organs, using their proper, anatomical names. There are graphic descriptions of the trauma of war. Also, Dr. Ruth was a holocaust survivor and discusses her experience, which may be upsetting for some audience members.