Created and performed by Carrie Fisher
Directed by Tony Taccone
In association with Jonathan Reinis Productions, Jamie Cesa, and Eva Price
Special Presentation · Roda Theatre
July 9–23, 2009
Running time: 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission
Carrie’s back! Last year, Carrie Fisher was a sold-out sensation at Berkeley Rep with her hilarious solo show, Wishful Drinking. Since then, it’s enjoyed a national tour and become a New York Times bestseller. Now she’s back at Berkeley Rep—the last stop before Broadway!
In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells a true and intoxicating story with the strong, wry wit that she poured into bestsellers like Postcards from the Edge. Born to celebrity parents, she became a silver-screen princess in the original Star Wars when just 19 years of age. But it isn’t all sweetness and lightsabers. Aside from a demanding career and her role as a single mom, our heroine spends her free time battling addiction, weathering the wild ride of manic depression and lounging around mental institutions. It’s an incredible tale—from having Elizabeth Taylor as a stepmother, to wedding (and shedding) Paul Simon, from having the father of her baby leave her for a man, to waking up one morning and finding a friend dead in her bed. Entertainment Weekly declares Drinking “drolly hysterical,” and the Los Angeles Times dubs it a “Beverly Hills yard sale of juicy anecdotes.” Berkeley Rep is Wishful Drinking’s final stop before opening on Broadway this fall—don’t miss this outrageous chance to get Carried away.
Wishful Drinking premiered at Berkeley Rep more than a year ago. Since then, the smash-hit has toured the country, and been adapted into a New York Times bestseller. Now, Carrie Fisher brings Wishful Drinking home for a limited run before opening on Broadway!