The incomparable Darci Georges brings Westheimer’s story to life in the Stageworks Ensemble production of Becoming Dr. Ruth , part of the second season of the El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre.
Performances will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13 in the Philanthropy Theatre, part of the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre.
Tickets are $16 at the box office, Ticketmaster outlets, http://www.ticketmaster.com/ (additional online charges may apply), 800-745-3000 and 915-546-0609.
Star Darci Georges likes playing real people on stage. “It is such a huge challenge for an actress,” she said, adding that Dr. Ruth’s life is particularly fascinating. “She’s a character, kind of like me. It should be fun,” she said.
Stageworks founder and El Paso theater veteran Ivan Sandlin directs the one-woman show, written by Mark St. Germain.