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BILL W. AND DR. BOB to Play Irvington Town Hall Theater

Bill W. and Dr. Bob's seemingly serendipitous meeting and subsequent founding of AA in 1935 has altered the course and saved the lives of millions of people around the world. This inspiring story is not only about Bill W. and Dr. Bob, it's about all of us.


In 1929 the Stock Market crash parallels the life of stockbroker and salesman Bill W, played by Frank Hughes, who's own life spirals downward, accelerated by his passion for alcohol. His failing marriage to Lois, played by Brady Amoon, motivates him to seek help. He discovers that by talking and sharing his alcohol fueled experiences with other alcoholics, with whom he finds a unique bond, it seems to help him stay off the booze. His travels eventually bring him to Akron, Ohio and his frenzied search leads him to a meeting where's he's introduced to Dr. Bob, played by Brian Maffitt (Broadway veteran - Edwin Drood), a surgeon, who's own life has also spiraled downward due to his addiction to alcohol. Dr. Bob reluctantly agrees to attend this life changing meeting at the prodding of his wife Anne, played by Moira Box. Over time the two men begin to develop the process that keeps them sober and share it with other alcoholics. Their long suffering wives also develop their own system for coping with their spouses addictions which becomes Al-Anon.

There will be 2 performances, Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd, 8:00 PM. Tickets are 20.00 and 30.00, base ticket price increased by $2 at the door. Tickets are available at The Irvington Town Hall Theater. http://irvingtontheater.com 914 591 6602

"The vast multitude of supporting characters are deftly handled by Stavros Adamides and Christina Orfanoudakis, who are in a near perpetual state of character (and costume) change. Adamides and Orfanoudakis brought just the right of nuance to each of the myriad characters they portrayed. Strong acting is hyper-critical to such a play to keep the characters from becoming uninteresting stereotypes. Director Kathleen Koster did a superb job keeping the action agile and buoyant, expeditiously moving the action across the three staging areas to fine effect. Pianist Scott Staton (HBO, CBS, NY Pops) provided a wealth of charming and era-appropriate underscoring and incidental music." - Peter Danish, Broadwayworld.com

Based on a true story, this two act drama spans ten years, a thousand miles, and the distance between all of our hearts. Whether you're a friend of Bill W, or you haven't heard his story - you're in for a treat.


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