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Jo Rupp

Debra Jo is so happy to bring this wonderful play to the Geffen after originating the role at the Echo Theater Company (LA Stage Alliance Ovation award, LA Drama Critics Circle award). She has appeared on Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and her Off-Broadway credits include Becoming Dr. Ruth (Westside Theatre, nominations: Drama Desk, Outer Critics); A Girl’s Guide to Chaos (American Place Theatre); Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune (Westside Theatre) and The Butcher of Baraboo (Second Stage Theater). Rupp’s regional theater credits include The Cake, Love Letters, Kimberly Akimbo, for which she received a Berkie award (Barrington Stage Company); Deathtrap (Berkshire Theatre Group); Annapurna (TheaterWorks Hartford, Connecticut Critics Circle Award); Becoming Dr. Ruth (Barrington Stage Company/TheaterWorks Hartford); True West and A Flea in Her Ear (Williamstown Theatre Festival). She has appeared in films including The Social Ones, Big (film debut opposite Tom Hanks), She’s Out Of My League, She Wants Me, Sgt. Bilko, The Opposite Sex, Congratulations and Clockwatchers. Her television credits include This Is Us, The Ranch, That 70’s Show, Better With You, NCIS: Los Angeles, Elementary, Seinfeld and Friends.

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