Dr. Ruth, All the WayBack to Current Season
36 Linden Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
For information on the NYC premiere of Becoming Dr. Ruth, click here.
By Mark St. Germain
Directed by Julianne Boyd
Starring That 70’s Show’s Debra Jo Rupp
Extended through July 21 Due to Popular Demand!
Everyone knows the pioneering radio and television sex therapist Dr. Ruth but few know the incredible journey that preceded it. 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, Dr. Ruth, All the Way is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth.”
Mark St. Germain is the acclaimed playwright of The Best of Enemies and Freud’s Last Session.
The Critics Rave about Dr. Ruth, All the Way!
“one of the most smartly constructed, superbly performed, directed and designed solo plays I’ve ever seen…I dare anyone not to be totally charmed and deeply moved by the actress and the character she so entrancingly portrays…a theatrical orgasm” ~CURTAIN UP
“Debra Jo Rupp turns in an outstanding tour-de-force…[her] energy and command of the material should have future audiences leaping to their feet after each performance” ~IN THE SPOTLIGHT
“…exquisite…flawless…a fine piece of theater…casting Debra Jo Rupp is quite nearly a stroke of genius…a triumph…” ~ADVOCATE WEEKLY
“…a powerful evening of theatre…What we experienced…was the precise synergy of a singularly riveting character, a charming, witty and at times emotionally wrenching flawless performance by Rupp, a meticulously crafted text by St. Germain and the flawless direction of Boyd.” ~BERKSHIRE FINE ARTS
“Debra Jo Rupp shines brightly as Dr. Ruth Westheimer…inspiring…highly entertaining…all the pieces fall perfectly in place…a very special experience.” ~BERKSHIRE ON STAGE
“Rupp is brilliant in finding the warmth, humor and honesty of the famous woman…this work is carefully constructed to blend entertainment and seriousness.” ~THE RECORD (Troy, NY)
Dr. Ruth, All the Way is the first commission as part of Barrington Stage’s New Works Initiative. This commission is courtesy of Sydelle and Lee Blatt & Rosita Sarnoff and Beth Sapery.
Dr. Ruth, All the Way is sponsored by Esta and Kenneth Friedman and sponsored in part by Dr. Arthur and Terry Wasser.
Debra Jo Rupp
Mark St. Germain
Kate J. Cudworth