Wishful Drinking

Wishful Drinking

Wishful Drinking

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.

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Carrie Fisher

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!