In Wishful Drinking, which is based on the bestselling book of the same title, Carrie recounts the true and intoxicating tale of her life as a Hollywood legend. The daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Carrie became a cultural icon when she starred as “Princess Leia” in the first Star Wars trilogy at 19 years old. Forever changed, Carrie’s life did not stay picture perfect. Fisher is the life of the party in this uproarious and sobering look at her Hollywood hangover.
Wishful Drinking premiered in November 2006 at the Geffen Playhouse and has since completed successful runs at a number of not-for-profit theatre organizations around the country. I am honored that Carrie has chosen to continue in this tradition by allowing Roundabout to bring her work to Broadway.
Tony Taccone, Artistic Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, will direct the production, and Alexander V. Nichols will provide scenic, lighting and projection design. Previews will begin on Tuesday, September 22nd and Opening Night will be Sunday, October 4th.
2009-2010 Season, Wishful Drinking