“Becoming Dr. Ruth” play at Invisible Theatre starts Feb. 11


BECOMING DR. RUTH by Mark St. Germain
Preview Performance Tuesday February 11, 2020: Tickets $20
All other performances: Tickets $35

“Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering radio and television sex therapist. Few, however, 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, Becoming Dr. Ruth is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth”, America’s most famous sex therapist. (Arizona Premiere).”

UPDATE:  Due to popular demand, this play has been extended through Feb. 29.

Carolyn’s Note: Dr. Ruth will be performed by my “cousin” Susan Claassen, who also married a man who last name was Claassen/Classen (literally son of Claus). She’s divorced now, but retained his name. Susan is known for transforming herself as an actress into her role, so do check out this play, Feb. 11 to 29 at her Invisible Theater in Tucson.

Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/32555

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


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