Highlights From Becoming Dr. Ruth Starring Debra Jo Rupp
Debra Jo Rupp (famous for TV's "That '70s Show")
stars in Becoming Dr. Ruth, the one-person show recounting the experiences of Dr. Ruth Westheimer. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America, to her world-wide fame as a radio and television sex therapist, her life took incredible twists and turns. See the Playbill Photo Call from the show.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.