Becoming Dr. Ruthby Mark St. Germain
Dr. Ruth Westheimer revisits her fascinating life after the death of her third husband.
From her time as a young child in a Swiss orphanage to her time working as a celebrity sex therapist, Dr. Ruth approaches the chapters of her life with a charming sense of humor. A moving, funny portrayal of one woman’s determination to survive, thrive and keep learning.
Captures the energy, spirit and joy in life
SUSAN GREENHILL first met Dr. Ruth while she was on the Dr. Ruth TV series in the 1980s playing a young woman with a relationship problem. Now, much to her surprise and delight, she is playing Dr. Ruth herself. Susan returns to FST after having last appeared as Shirley Valentine, also directed by Kate Alexander. Other FST Productions include Dinner With Friends; …and LA is Burning; Molly Sweeney; Fiction; The Savannah Disputation; Fakes; and Southern Comforts. In New York she has performed in Crimes of the Heart on Broadway and new works at Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, Actors Studio Theatre, and Urban Stages to name a few. Regionally she has appeared at numerous theatres from The Long Wharf to Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in such plays as Clean House (Acclaim Award); Sideman (Barrymore Award); Noises Off; Private Lives; The Glass Menagerie; and 4,000 Miles. On TV and film, she has been seen on The Good Wife; Law and Order; The Chappelle Show; Clarissa Explains It All; Guiding Light; Another World; Italian Movie; Pecker (Jon Waters, director); New World Order (Sundance Festival) and many commercials and voiceovers.
Director | Kate Alexander
Stage Manager | S.C. Ferguson*
Costume Designer | Susan Angermann
Lighting Designer | Michael Barnett
Scenic Designer | Klyph Stanford
* Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.