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IT’s Claassen to play Dr. Ruth on stage

Susan Claassen will star in the Invisible Theatre’s production of “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” a one-woman show by Mark St. Germain, which will run Feb. 11-23.

“It is a privilege and awesome responsibility to portray this amazing and iconic woman who has been a Jewish ‘She-ro’ to so many including me!” Claassen, IT’s managing artistic director, said in an email to the AJP. “It is challenging (nothing quite like a German, French, Israeli, American accent — oy!) and exhilarating. Every rehearsal reveals a new discovery as we embrace the essence and ‘terrrrrrrrrrrific’ spirit of Dr. Ruth!”

The production is funded in part by the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. For tickets and more information, visit