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Becoming Dr. Ruth

October 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 24, 2021 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0

Becoming Dr. Ruth runs September 30 – October 24, 2021, at Theater J, part of the Edlavitch DCJCC, at 1529 16th St., NW, Washington, DC. The biographical drama tells the inspirational and unlikely story of how Karola Siegel, born in Germany in 1928, grew up to become America’s favorite sex therapist. Her parents managed to place her in the Kindertransport, even as they themselves could not flee the Nazis. Karola went to Jerusalem where, at age 17, she joined the Haganah as a sniper before continuing her education in France, and ultimately immigrating to Washington Heights, NYC. There she struggled as a single mother, before getting her doctorate, finding love, and embarking on a singular career.

Patrons will be able to buy tickets to see the play in person or stream the production from home. “After consulting with medical advisors, we believe we have created procedures that will keep our audience, staff, artists, and volunteers safe,” says Theater J Managing Director David Lloyd Olson. As of this release, face coverings will be required at all times, and visitors to the Edlavitch DCJCC will have to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result for entry to a Theater J performance. Socially distant seating is available on several dates upon request, and those interested should call the ticket office. “Any ticket holder who is not feeling well will have the ability to exchange their tickets to another performance, credit the cost of their ticket toward a future performance, or receive a link to stream the production from home.” Olson states, “it’s part of our Buy With Confidence guarantee.” Protocols are subject to change and can be found at

To purchase tickets, go to or call the ticket office at 202-777-3210. Single ticket prices range from $35-$70. Discount ticket packages are available for three or more plays in Theater J’s 2021-2022 season, in addition to flex passes.

After Dr. Ruth Theater J will produce Tuesdays with Morrie, based on the best-selling novel and directed by Jenna Place, which runs November 10 through December 5.

Becoming Dr. Ruth

By Mark St. Germain

Directed by Holly Twyford

Starring Naomi Jacobson

September 30 – October 24, 2021


October 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am UTC+0
October 24, 2021 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
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1529 16th Street NW
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