Becoming Dr. Ruth

Becoming Dr. Ruth

By Mark St. Germain
Directed By Katie McFadzen

June 2, 2021 to June 27, 2021
Mainstage Theatre

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 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 woman who found her own unique place in the world.


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The Artists

The Artists

Katie McFadzen — Director 

Marie Quinn — Sound Designer

Douglas Clarke ♦ — Scenic Designer

Nathaniel White — Lighting Designer

Sara Lindsey — Costume Designer

Josh Lutton — Wig Designer

Kristen Peterson — Video Coordinator 

Stephan McLaughlin — Properties Coordinator 

Karla Frederick — Director of Production

Alex Koszewski — Company Manager

Maylea Bauers * — Stage Manager

Kate Leonard — Covid Safety Officer


Alex Crossland: Walter  

Dwayne Hartford: Eric  

James Gish: Male Announcer  

Matravius Avent: Male Caller  

Trisha Ditsworth: Woman Caller 1 

Cassie Chilton: Woman Caller 2  

Katie McFadzen: Woman Caller 3 

Michelle Chin: Young Woman Caller