Carrie Fisher's one-women tell-all, Wishful Drinking, has extended its run by two weeks at the Roundabout Theatre Company's Studio 54. The show, which opened on October 4, was originally slated to close on January 3, 2010. The production, directed by Tony Taccone, will now play through January 17.
In Wishful Drinking, Fisher reveals tidbits and tales from the life of the self-described “daughter of Hollywood inbreeding.” (Her parents are Academy Award nominee Debbie Reynolds and famed crooner Eddie Fisher.) Like the book, the show chronicles her parents’ divorce, her own failed marriages, the Star Wars phenomenon, various romantic affairs and Fisher’s struggles with alcoholism and bi-polar disorder. Wishful Drinking debuted at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse has since played in Berkeley, Boston, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
In addition to the Star Wars films, Fisher’s numerous onscreen credits include Shampoo, The Blues Brothers, Garbo Talks, The ‘burbs, When Harry Met Sally and The Women as well as TV credits like Come Back, Little Sheba, Ringo, Frasier, Smallville, Weeds, 30 Rock and Family Guy. The actress made her Broadway debut in 1974, playing in the ensemble of Irene, which starred her mother, and went on to appear two other times, in Censored Scenes from King Kong and Agnes of God.