Bill W. and Dr. Bob

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by Samuel Shem, Janet Surrey

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

Winner! 2010 Best Play - Regional Drama Festival, British Columbia

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.

Directed by:
Ty Cedars


Bill W. - John Prince

Lois - Jill Dupont

Dr. Bob - Allen Rowlen

Anne - Rebecca Rowlen

Man - Mike White, Craig Jones

Woman - Caroline Randall, Kate Febuary

Hearn Stage at the Kress Theatre
July 25 - August 2
Thur-Sat at 7:30PM
Sunday at 2:30PM

Ticket Pricing:
Thursday : $5
General : $15
Senior (>60) & Military : $12
Students : $7

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Tickets will be available 30 minutes before each performance in the Kress Theatre box office.

AUDITIONS FOR "Bill W. and Dr. Bob":
May 25 - 10am
May 27 - 6pm


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