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GableStage’s Visit With Dr. Ruth Westheimer Is Good Company

A genial older woman with a warm smile, a self-deprecating charm and a cute mittel-European accent via Brooklyn greets the audience to her apartment like new neighbors. While packing for a move, she tells the story of her life in vignettes marked by humor and pathos. The narrator providing such good company is the titular heroine of Becoming Dr. Ruth, a one-woman bio-play.

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Dr. Ruth Bio-Play Is Charming But Not As Enchanting Or Vibrant As The Real Thing

Awash in sex, war, adversity, sex, divorce, achievement, motherhood, determination, sex, the Holocaust and sex, it’s difficult to understand how the biographical play Becoming Dr. Ruth can be mildly charming, intermittently funny, occasionally poignant but not as terribly compelling or enchanting as its heroine.

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