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OPEN AUDITIONS: Bill W. and Dr. Bob

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Name: OPEN AUDITIONS: Bill W. and Dr. Bob
Date: December 17, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST
Event Description:
There are roles for three males and three females. 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 30 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.
Location:
Grand Opera House 109 S. Pierre Street Pierre, SD 57501
Date/Time Information:
Monday, December 17, 2018, 7 p.m.
Contact Information:
For more information, contact director Brad Steckelberg at 605.376.9881 or b_steckelberg@yahoo.com.
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