Home / Events / Theater / Bill W. and Dr. Bob

Bill W. and Dr. Bob

MATTHEW KORFHAGE
7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 pm Sundays through March 30., Thursday March 14 | $20-$25.
CoHo Theater
2257 NW Raleigh St.
 
You know those made-for-Mormon plays about Joseph Smith? His trials, tribulations and eventual triumph over the world? Well, this play is a lot like that, except it's for die-hard 12-steppers. The two playwrights are psychologists whose previous plays include the opus We Have to Talk: Healing Dialogues Between Men and Women. Bill W. and Dr. Bob is pure propaganda for the healing powers of Alcoholics Anonymous (the group’s creepy, anachronistic religious content is downplayed for comic effect). No scene is without its thudding didactic purpose, and all dialogue is so distressingly on-the-nose that one would think the play's a bloody-faced boxing match. By the end of its tedious 2 1/2 hours, it’s become less a play about alcoholism and healing than a horror story about the hell-on-earth of a life lived without a single unexpressed thought. Still, the play did have its own pathos. While I felt little for the cardboard characters—even Dr. Bob, charismatically played by Gary Powell—I did, finally, feel bad for the actors who had to play them.

Where: CoHo Theater
Phone: 715-1114
Address: 2257 NW Raleigh St.
Website: https://www.boxofficetickets.com/go/event?id=212485

 
 

CoHo Theater

2257 NW Raleigh St.
Portland, OR
97210
 
Other events in Theater

Intimate Apparel

Sunday, Sep 14, 2014
Lynn Nottage is one of America’s premier contemporary playwrights, but this Artists Rep production marks the arrival of her work in Portland. Set in 1905 New York, Intimate Apparel centers on ...
7:30 pm Wednesdays-Sundays and 2 pm Sundays through Oct. 5 | $25-$55
Artists Repertory Theatre 1515 SW Morrison St. Web | Map

NT Live: Medea

Sunday, Sep 14, 2014

The next season of NT Live—which brings performances from London's West End to screens around the world via hi-def broadcast—kicks off with Euripedes' unflinching tragedy about a woman who exac ...

2 and 7 pm Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 13-14 | $15-$20
World Trade Center Theater 121 SW Salmon St. Web | Map

Sans Merci

Sunday, Sep 14, 2014
Badass Theatre Company burst onto the scene with 2013’s Invasion!, a wondrous shapeshifter of a play that was devoured by a quartet of actors. For its second full production, it presents a 20 ...
7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 pm Sundays through Oct. 11 | $15-$20
Portland Actors Conservatory 1436 SW Montgomery St. Web | Map
Also At CoHo Theater
There's no more events in CoHo Theater
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close