Bill W. and Dr. Bob is the inspiring and often humorous story of the two men who pioneered Alcoholics Anonymous.
In 1929, famous New York stockbroker Bill Willson crashes with the stock market and becomes a hopeless drunk. Dr. Bob Smith, a surgeon from Ohio, has also been an alcoholic for thirty years, often going into the operating room with a hangover. Through an astonishing series of events the two men are brought together and realising that “the only thing that can keep a drunk sober is telling his story to another drunk”, forge a relationship. They help each other stay sober; and then pass on what they’ve learned to others. This drama that rides on humour tells the extraordinary story of the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous.
“An insightful new play” – The N.Y.Times
“A remarkable story.” – Variety
“Inspiring” – Boston Globe
“A profound and deeply moving experience” – Peter Kingston, Director WAAPA
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About the Company!
Now in our 15th year, Sweet For Addicts is a not for profit organisation involving people whose lives have been touched by addiction and have used the arts as a cathartic therapy. The people who perform with Sweet For Addicts have a connection with addiction through themselves, a loved one, friend, acquaintance or family member. They could have connections through knowing these people or be addicts themselves but the most important part of the organisation is that the Arts are seen as part of their recovery. That recovery allows them to participate in an activity designed to examine the humanity of man whilst enjoying the company of people who have similar stories to tell and hopes to share. All participants are volunteers, their time given freely for your enjoyment.
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