Learn more about the life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer in October, when the play “Becoming Dr. Ruth” is staged in Beaufort.
Shows are 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, on the campus of Beaufort County Disabilities and Special Needs, 100 Clearwater Way in Beaufort.
The play tells the story of Karola Siegel, a young immigrant who became celebrity sex therapist.
Rabbi TZiPi Radonsky stars in the production by Vavnik Theatre Company. It is directed by Suzanne Larson.
In a news release, Radonsky said she was moved by Westheimer’s ability to achieve a joyful life despite a childhood deeply affected by the Holocaust.
“Ruthie arrived in America with little more than a small suitcase. Yet, through her positive nature and enthusiasm for life, she acquired a graduate degree and achieved much happiness. She is one of our inspirational heroines, yet so few people know her story.”
For example, Radonsky said in the news release, Westheimer was a sniper with the Israeli freedom fighters.
There is a suggested donation of $10 per person. Profits will be donated to the Lowcountry Immigration Coalition and to Beaufort County DSN.
Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.