The National Tour of PASS IT ON... AN EVENING WITH BILL W. & DR. BOB - LIVE ON STAGE at The CREST THEATRE in DELRAY BEACH FLORIDA AUGUST 21-24, 2014 Thurs, Sat, Sun @ 2pm/Thurs, Fri, Sat 7:30pm. All proceeds will be donated to Recovery Advocates of America, Inc.
Pass It On An Evening with Bill W. & Dr. Bob transports you to the late 1940's as if you are at an old time recovery meeting with the beloved co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous as the keynote speakers. They tell their stories, share their experience, strength and hope, dramatize key events such as their legendary drinking sprees and the extraordinary night they met in Akron Ohio in 1935. Bill W. and Dr. Bob regale the audience with fascinating and hilarious yarns about the early history of A.A. including writing and publishing the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, creating the 12 Steps and how they overcame tremendous obstacles as they struggled to develop their new program of recovery and pass it on to others who were still suffering.
This unique celebration of sobriety delivers the message of hope, help and the miracle of recovery serving as the centerpiece for The National Recovery Education Campaign. Pass It On was created to raise awareness about the solution to America's Number One Public Health Issue the disease of Alcoholism and Addiction.
Pass It On An Evening with Bill W. & Dr. Bob has created excitement among audiences and recovery communities in dozens of cities across the United States and Canada. This dynamic two man show features nationally acclaimed professional actors Gary Kimble and Will Stutts.
Pass It OnAn Evening with Bill W. & Dr. Bob will be presented in over 40 cities in the U.S. and Canada in 2014. This production has been invited to appear internationally and will be presented during the 80th International A.A. Convention in Atlanta Georgia in 2015.
This limited engagement in Delray Beach launches the Fall/Winter leg of this production's third year of touring North America - offering audiences an unforgettable evening of theater, enhancing recovery and reaching people who cannot be reached in any other way.
Addiction and Alcoholism have reached pandemic proportions, afflicting 1 in 6 adults. 1 in 4 children are suffering from homelessness, hunger and neglect due to addicted parents. Last year over 8000 college students died on American Campuses due to binge drinking and addiction. 10,000 Military personnel are dis-honorably discharged each month in the U.S.A. due to this baffling and powerful disease. Over 80 percent of all illegal drugs on planet earth are consumed in North America resulting in a devastating negative impact on the social, economic and spiritual health of our nation.
Become a part of the solution. Support the National Recovery Education Campaign in Delray Beach and Recovery Advocates of America purchase tickets to PASS IT ON AN EVENING WITH BILL W. & DR. BOB.
Coffee, Soft Drinks and Snacks will be available for purchase at all performances.
ABOUT RECOVERY ADVOCATES OF AMERICA INC. Recovery Advocates of America is Not for Profit 501 C 3 - dedicated to drug and alcohol relapse prevention, intervention, treatment referrals, family and recovery support.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG DEPENDENCE, INC. NCADD was conceived by Bill W. and his wife Lois in 1944 to promote the work of A.A., AlAnon and 12 Step Recovery. It is the largest and oldest recovery advocacy organization in the world with 92 affiliates Nationwide Breaking down barries of ignorance, stigma and discrimination - Fighting the Nation's #1 health problem encouraging families, individuals, companies and communities to seek help and recovery from alcoholism and addiction.
CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM BIOS
GARY KIMBLE (BILL W.) Gary began his professional acting career in 1976 with the Kenly Players where he performed with stars such as Paul Lynde, Mickey Rooney, Don Ameche and Kitty Carlisle Hart. Credits include prominent regional theaters (such as the Coconut Grove Playhouse in The Rothschilds and Hollywood's Kodak Theater as Sheriff Ed Earl in Best Little Whorehouse In Texas), Broadway and Off Broadway (New Play Writes Horizons & the New York Shakespeare Festival's Public Theater), over30 National and International Broadway Musical Tours - including the world tours of My Fair Lady as Henry Higgins, Peter Pan as Captain Hook and Annie as Daddy Warbucks. He has appeared in dozens of cable and network television programs including Bloody Shenandoah with Burgess Meredith and the Barbara Walters Special "Finding Annie" and is featured as "Bill W." in the Northern Light Productions/ PBS television documentary "One Day At A Time". He has performed on stages around the world in over 50 countries abroad and 800 cities in the U.S. and Canada. Gary performed the role of Bill W. in the National Tour of the hit Off Broadway Play "Bill W. and Dr. Bob". "I began drinking alcoholically when I was a teenager. By the time I was in my early 20's I was a full blown drug addict and drunk and a successful actor touring the world performing in Broadway musicals. Along the way, I slipped into alcoholic madness, and lost touch. In my late 30's I hit rock bottom, lost everything and just before over dosing and slipping into a coma I reached out for help. I slowly came to and after 3 trips to rehab the fog lifted and I came to believe I began to regularly attend 12 Step Meetings. Thanks to 12 Step Recovery I have been given a life beyond my wildest dreams. Today I am able to give and receive love freely and my primary desire and purpose in life is to pass on to others what has so freely been given to me and carry the message of hope and the miracle of recovery through the power of the arts and raise the healing consciousness of anyone who suffers with our common disease."- Gary K.
WILL STUTTS (DR. BOB) Will Stutts began his Broadway Stage career in 1968 opposite Ellis Rabb. He has been engaged in professional theatre as an actor, director, playwright and producer for over four decades in a career that includes graduate studies at Yale University, seven Broadway productions and more than 40 Off-Broadway dramas and comedies. His TV credits include George Washington, the mini-series with Barry Bostwick, and narration of the PBS series Voices and Visions. He has performed and/or directed at virtually every major regional theatre in America included the famed Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, and Virginia's historic Barter Theatre. A pioneer in the genre of the one person play, he is, perhaps, the most prolific practitioner of the form in the world with some 22 one person plays to his credit including Frank Lloyd Wright which was nominated for the Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play,1996. His two-character play, Oscar Wilde's Lover, was included in Best Plays 1998-99. "Although I am not alcoholic like most people I have been personally impacted by this disease. Members of my family were afflicted with alcoholism and the effects of their disease were devastating. Through portraying Dr.Bob I gained a clearer understanding of the alcoholic mind which has helped me to acquire deeper compassion for those who suffer from alcoholism and addiction." Will Stutts
THE CREATIVE TEAM
HECTOR LUGO (DIRECTORIAL CONSULTANT) Hector L. studied Theater Arts at CCNY and lives in New York City. He is an accomplished director, actor and play write. From 1990 to 2002 Hector served as personal assistant to legendary theater impresario Sir Cameron Macintosh. Hector's Broadway Production credits include Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Cats, Oklahoma, Carousel, Putting It Together, Five Guys Named Moe and Mamma Mia. He currently works on the production staff of Broadway's Jesus Christ Superstar. Hector is a two time alumnus of New York City's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Directors Lab and is the founder and director of the LGBT Theater Company in New York City. "Ten years ago, I recall a moment of clarity which I now consider Grace. I understood that I was tired, done and had to stop drinking or die. I drank for twenty-three years of my adult life; that is a long walk into the woods of Alcoholism and a long walk out, but I am grateful that I don't have to go it alone, and glad to pass it on so that neither do you." Hector L.
JIM STEWART (SET & LIGHTING DESIGN) Jim S. put himself through San Francisco State College, majoring in Set and Lighting Design, with a minor in Red Wine and Cannabis..His work has been seen in dozens of Broadway shows including Carol Channing's Loreli , Camelot starring Richard Burton, Sugar Babies starring Mickey Rooney/ Ann Miller, The Wiz, Purlie, Waiting in the Wings with Lauren Bacall and the legendary original production of Sondheim's "Follies". Jim's National Road tour credits include The Sound of Music starring Barbara Eden and numerous concert tours for stars such as Tom Jones and Mitzi Gaynor. Jim's national television design credits include "Live From Lincoln Center - Beverly Sills and Carol Burnett at the Met" for HBO and over 200 T.V. commercials for clients such as People Magazine, Xerox, Exxon, Kenner Toys, Care Bears, Walmart, Time Magazine, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated. Jim also served as Set Designer for "As the World Turns". "Qualifying for almost all of the 40 or so 12 Step programs 26 years ago I chose the recovery program that seemed the highest priority, put down the bottle and the drugs and almost immediately I found myself designing for the CBS Television Soap Opera "Guiding Light" a position I held sober - for a decade and a half resulting in 6 Daytime Emmy nominations. Now, with my old friend Gary K. I celebrate the lives of the two men who helped restore me to sanity". Jim S.
*PERFORMANCE OF THIS WORK DOES NOT IMPLY AFFILIATION WITH NOR ENDORSEMENT OF ALCOHOLICS WORLD SERVICES
THE CREST THEATER (View)
51 NORTH SWINTON AVENUE
DELRAY BEACH, FL 33444