Auditions for the O’FallonTheatreWorks’ drama, “Bill W. and Dr. Bob,” will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 11, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street.
The cast calls for adults ranging in age from 18 to 45. Crew members are also needed to help build the set and stage the production, which will be performed on March 20-22 and 27-29.
The true story offers compelling roles for both men and women, and it begins in 1929 with the stock market crash. New York stockbroker William Wilson crashed with it, becoming an incurable drunk. Or so it seemed. An accidental meeting with Dr. Robert Smith, a surgeon with a history of going into the operating room with a hangover, changed the game for both men when they became friends and agreed to help each other stay sober.
As one critic wrote, “What’s so moving about the production, pierced with dark humor and terrible suffering, is the understanding that individuals can alter their destiny. That makes “Bill W. and Dr. Bob” both inspiring and remarkable.”
The play was written by Sam Shem and Janet Surrey.
For more information about the auditions or to volunteer as a crew member, please contact Darren Granaas, O’Fallon’s Cultural Arts coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 474-8150.