Play depicts addiction and the process of recovery

Inside a church in Teaneck, the cast and crew of a play called “Visions” is coming together for rehearsal. The author says his show is about hitting the bottom of alcohol and drug addiction, awakening to the problem, and coming into treatment and recovery.

Bob wrote it in 1991 based on some of his background and people he had met. Anonymity is important to the cast and crew, and viewers don’t always know who has been through recovery.

Over the years the play has evolved from a 20 minute show to one that’s over an hour long. Many of the people who watch the show even end up volunteering with “Visions.” As one cast member puts it, people come for a free night of theater, coffee and cake and leave with something they may not have expected — a feeling of hope.

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