On Novermber 17th, 2001 – ONE80CENTER was pleased to host a very special reading of “Bill W. & Dr. Bob“, an award-winning hit play by Samuel Shem & Janet Surrey about the relationship between two men that led to the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous – and their wives Lois and Anne who founded Al-Anon. Since 2007, the play has been performed all over America, to sold-out houses and rave reviews, breaking box office records in 35 states.
As a fundraiser in efforts to help this wonderful play make it’s way back to Off-Broadway, ONE80CENTER clients and guests were privileged to an extremely unique & personal in-house reading of this play by a star-studded cast of Hank Azaria, Justin Cotta, Sharon Lawrence, Martin Sheen, JoBeth Williams & Stephanie Zimbalist.
Efforts are well underway to bring the play back to New York in a 199-seat Off Broadway theatre not-for-profit, funded entirely by tax-exempt donations. On their way to reach the goal of $450K, once the play is financed it will be self-supporting – and run for many years. All revenues will be used for a national college tour to fight the epidemic of binge drinking. Help is still needed & any donation is welcome. “Producer” credit given for donations of $40,000 and up.
To donate, please go to www.hazelden.org/giving and click on GIVE ONLINE, then be sure to designate the “Bill W.& Dr Bob Production Fund”