Bill W. and Dr. Bob

New Repertory Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

In 1929, famous New York stockbroker Bill Wilson 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, Bill and Bob meet and form a relationship, each helping to keep the other sober. This is the amazing and often humorous story of the two men who pioneered Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as the story of their wives, who founded Al Anon. Stephen Bergman (who also writes novels under the name Samuel Shem) and Janet Surrey are on the faculties of the Harvard Medical School and the Stone Center at Wellesley College. Together they have created Bill W. and Dr. Bob, a play richly evocative of the Depression era, which tells a magnificent and classic American success story. Presentation of this work does not imply affiliation with nor approval or endorsement from Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc. Additional Performances: Monday, March 6 at 7:30pm, Wednesday, March 15 at 2pm No Performances: Sunday, March 19 at 7:30pm, Sunday, March 26 at 7:30pm Box Office Hours: Tuesday's-Sunday's 12-showtime, Monday's during the run of the show 12-6 Group Sales Number (10+): 617.923.7060 ext. 205 Appropriate For Ages: 17 years old and older

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