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"Bill W. and Dr. Bob" - City Park Players

Event Category:
Theater
Start Date:
July 25, 2019
End Date:
August 04, 2019
Location:
Hearn Stage, Kress Theatre
Time:
Thursday - Saturday: 7:30PM Sunday: 2:30PM
 

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From the author of the best-selling novel, The House of God, this critically acclaimed version which played Off Broadway in 2007, tells the amazing story of the two men who pioneered Alcoholics Anonymous, and of their wives, who founded Al Anon.

During the roaring ’20s, New York stockbroker Bill Wilson rides high on money, fame, and booze. In ’29, both he and the market crash and he becomes a hopeless drunk. Dr. Bob Smith, a surgeon in Akron, Ohio, and a pillar of the community, has been a secret drunk for thirty years, often going into the operating room hungover and high on sedatives. His family has tried everything to no avail.

Through an astonishing series of events involving doctors, ministers, the Oxford Group evangelical movement, and Henrietta Sieberling a scion of the Goodyear Rubber fortune, Bill and Bob meet on Mother’s Day of 1935. The two men form a relationship which keeps each sober. Fired up, they seek out a third drunk to see if their program will work for others. Richly textured with the ragtime and jazz of the era, the play tells a magnificent American success story.
For more information, please visit the officIal website at 
www.billwanddrbob.com.

Winner of the 2007 Performing Arts Award from the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence

Winner of the 2010 Best Play Award – Regional Drama Festival, British Columbia

Bill W. and Dr. Bob will be performed Thursdays through Sundays from July 25th to August 4th at the Hearn Stage at the Kress Theatre.  Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30 PM, and Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 PM.

General Admission tickets are $15, Senior (60+) & Military tickets are $12, Students tickets are $7, and Thursday night tickets are only $5.

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