Becoming Dr. Ruth


She's America's favorite sex therapist! But before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Siegel had to flee Germany in the Kindertransport, become a sniper in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America.  Starring Naomi Jacobson, this heartwarming one-woman show is written by the author of Theater J’s Freud’s Last Session. Filled with humor and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth is a triumphant and life-affirming story of a girl who found her own unique place in the world. Directed by Holly Twyford.

Presented by Theater J

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$30 - $65

Discount Tickets Available senior, military, 35 and under

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Box Office Phone: 202-777-3210

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 02/21/2018 - 03/18/2018
Sunday 2:00pm7:30pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 7:30pm--
Thursday 7:30pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 8:00pm--
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 02/26/2018 - 7:30pm
  • 02/28/2018 - 12:00pm
  • 03/02/2018 - 8:00pm
  • 03/07/2018 - 12:00pm
  • 03/11/2018 - 2:00pm
  • 03/17/2018 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 03/11/2018 - 7:30pm
Performer Role
Naomi Jacobson Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Production Personnel
Mark St. Germain
Holly Twyford
Costume Designer
Robert Croghan
Set Designer
Paige Hathaway
Sound Designer
Kenny Neal
Lighting Designer
Colin K. Bills
Projections/Media Designer
Sarah Tundermann


Theater J
1529 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Getting There

  • Dupont Circle (Red Line)



  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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