Becoming Dr. Ruth
through November 20, 2016
Mark St. Germain’s story of how a Holocaust survivor got through life in many phases and became the sex advisor/therapist we know as Dr. Ruth is a finely crafted history of a gutsy woman who overcame so many obstacles to achieve grand success.
David Thomas directed this play which is a one-woman show starring Judy Leavell. And it is a true delight. Judy is a fine actor who can handle grief, joy, humor, sarcasm, accents, prat falls and anything else which the role may call for.
You don’t have to be into sex in the sense of what is currently called Locker Room talk, nor do you have to be using appliances or eating certain pills. For sex, as Dr. Ruth advises, is a part of life. If can make life better when it is better, and worse when it is missing. At least, for many of us.
It may not be for teenagers, but anybody over 30 will relate to it and thoroughly enjoy it. And while her Jewish heritage is a principal part of the story, you don’t have to be Jewish to understand and enjoy her tale.
Art Station is in the village of Stone Mountain, with easy access, free parking, comfortable seating and good staging. In fact, the set is really quite a job for a small black box theatre. You’ll love the scene, the projected images, and how well the props work into the play.
The show is a 90 minute one act. Their website is at ArtStation.org.