Becoming Dr. Ruth

Cleveland Play House

Cleveland, OH (Playhouse Square)
Professional Theatre

By: Mark St. Germain

April 1 - April 23, 2023

Show Description:

The triumphant true story of America’s Favorite Sex Therapist! Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer changed the way we talk about sex and relationships with her hit '80s radio call-in show, Sexually Speaking. Now, she welcomes us into her home to share the unlikely path she took to becoming “Dr. Ruth.” With her trademark wry humor, warmth, and candor, Dr. Ruth recounts her life’s many roles: a child escaping Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport; an Israeli sharpshooter in the 1940s; a single mother in America; and finally, the global celebrity sought out by presidents. This life-affirming solo show is a testament to resilience, forging your own path, and the joy of human connection.

Staff and Cast

Director: Holly Twyford

Naomi Jacobson - Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer


7pm Tuesdays
7:30pm Wednesdays
7:30pm Thursdays
7:30pm Fridays
2:30pm and 7:30pm Saturdays (4/1 at 7:30pm only)
2:30pm Sundays (4/2 at 6:30pm)

Runtime: 1h 30m (no intermission)


$25 - $75

(216) 241-6000

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Outcalt Theatre
Allen Theater Complex
1407 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115