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'Bill W. and Dr. Bob' tells true, sobering story

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Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2010 7:20 am | Updated: 10:42 am, Tue Jun 19, 2012.

In 1929, stockbroker Bill Wilson crashed with the market and became a hopeless drunk. At the same time, Ohio surgeon Dr. Bob Smith, after 30 years of operating, was often hung over and with the shakes. Guided by desperation and an astonishing series of events, the two men meet and form an unbreakable bond, each helping the other stay sober and stumbling onto the “cure” for alcoholism.

“Bill W. and Dr. Bob,” a drama on national tour, tells the inspirational true story of the men — and their wives — who pioneered the creation of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon.

“Bill W. and Dr. Bob” opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa. Buffet begins at 5:30 p.m. Show plays multiple times through June 19. $20-$39. (480) 325-6700 or www.broadwaypalmwest.com.

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