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Bill W. and Dr. Bob

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. Their families have tried everything to no avail. Through an astonishing series of events, Bill and Bob form a relationship which keeps each sober. Fired up, they seek out a third drunk to see if their program will work for others. Trustus Side Door Theatre in Columbia presents Bill W. and Dr. Bob, the story of the beginnings of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon, May 29-June 13. Talk-back following the May 31st matinee. Performances May 29 & 30, June 5, 6, 12, & 13 at 8pm; June 4, 10 & 11 at 7:30pm; May 31 and June 7 at 3pm; and June 6 at 2pm.