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PIERRE PLAYERS PRESENTS: Bill W. and Dr. Bob

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Name: PIERRE PLAYERS PRESENTS: Bill W. and Dr. Bob
Date: February 28, 2019 - March 2, 2019
Event Description:
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. Winner! 2007 Performing Arts Award from the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence. Winner! 2010 Best Play - Regional Drama Festival, British Columbia. "Wonderful uplifting new play...a joyous drama of the triumph and survival of the humor spirit...filled with humor and grace."--Examiner With respect to the Traditions of AA, performance of this work does not imply affiliation with nor approval or endorsement from Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. Bill W. and Dr. Bob” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Location:
Grand Opera House 109 S. Pierre Street Pierre, SD 57501
Date/Time Information:
Doors Open at 7:00 p.m., Performance at 7:30 p.m.
Contact Information:
(605) 224-7826 for reservations
Fees/Admission:
$13 Students/Seniors $15 Adults
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