By Michael Gioia
03 Dec 2013
The play — written by Mark St. Germain and directed by BSC artistic director Julianne Boyd — was originally scheduled through Jan. 12, 2014.
During the final weeks of Becoming Dr. Ruth, Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer will host talkbacks — where audience members will be invited to hear Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer discuss the play as well as ask their own questions — following the 8 PM performance on Dec. 7 and the 7 PM performances on Dec. 12 and Dec. 18.
The work, which was given its world premiere at Barrington Stage Company and had a sold-out run at TheaterWorks, Hartford, officially opened Oct. 29, following previews that began Oct. 11.
Rupp has appeared on Broadway with Kathleen Turner and Charles Durning in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and starred Off-Broadway in Cynthia Heimel's A Girl's Guide to Chaos, Frankie and Johnny in The Clair de Lune and The Butcher of Baraboo.
St. Germain is the playwright of The Best of Enemies and Freud's Last Session.
The design team includes Brian Prather (sets), Jen Moeller (costumes), Scott Pinkney (lights) and Jessica Paz (sound).
The Westside Theatre is located at 407 West 43rd Street. For more information and tickets, call (212) 239-6200 or visit BecomingDoctorRuth.com.