July 25 – 7:30pm
July 26 – 7:30pm
July 27 – 7:30pm
July 28 – 2:30pm
Aug 1 – 7:30pm
Aug 2 – 7:30pm
Aug 3 – 7:30pm
Aug 4 – 2:30pm
BILL W. AND DR. BOB by Samuel Shem, Janet Surrey
Directed by: Ty Cedars
July 25 – August 2
Hearn Stage at the Kress Theatre
Thur-Sat at 7:30PM / Sunday at 2:30PM
Winner! 2007 Performing Arts Award from the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence
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, 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.
Thursday : $5
General : $15
Senior (>60) & Military : $12
Students : $7
To purchase tickets in advance, visit our website at: cpptheatre.com
Tickets will be available 30 minutes before each performance in the Kress Theatre box office.