The Long Center presents Bill W. and Doctor Bob

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The Long Center presents Bill W. and Doctor Bob
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Directly from off-Broadway, the Long Center for the Performing Arts will present the Texas premiere of Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey‘s critically-acclaimed play, Bill W. and Dr. Bob. The critically-acclaimed play based on the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous will be performed in both English and Spanish, a first for any show to perform at the Long Center.

In 1929, famous New York stockbroker Bill Wilson crashes with the stock market and becomes a hopeless drunk. Dr. Bob Smith, a surgeon from Ohio, has also been an alcoholic for 30 years, often going into the operating room with a hangover. Through an astonishing series of events, Bill W. and Dr. Bob meet and form a relationship, each helping to keep the other sober. This is the amazing and often humorous story of the two men who pioneered Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as the story of their wives, who founded Al Anon.

The vision of this production is to celebrate the power of recovery, educate people about the disease of alcoholism through breaking down barriers and stigmas, and support outreach to all who still suffer and their friends and loved ones.

The Thursday, February 4 performance will be performed in Spanish.

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The Long Center for the Performing Arts
701 W. Riverside Dr.
Austin, TX 78704


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