Carrie Fisher recounts the true and intoxicating tale of her life as a Hollywood legend.
What Is the Story of Wishful Drinking?
Long before Star Wars made her into a household name (let alone such household items as a Pez dispenser and a bottle of shampoo), Carrie Fisher had seen the other side of stardom. Her father, crooner Eddie Fisher, famously left her mother, Singin' in the Rain sweetheart Debbie Reynolds, for the Angelina Jolie of their time, Elizabeth Taylor... and that was before Ms. Fisher was even out of diapers. A trilogy of iconic films, a pair of high-profile relationships, drug addiction, mental illness and more Hollywood madness followed—and Fisher reveals it all onstage in this intimate stage memoir.
What is Wishful Drinking like?
A colorful evening of what Fisher calls "talking about myself behind my back," Wishful Drinking is a breezy combination of one-liners and behind-the-Hollywood-scenes-gossip, all relayed with Fisher's withering, dry humor. The actress invites the audience to meet the skeletons in her closet, keeping the mood merry despite what could be heavy subject matter.
Is Wishful Drinking Good for Kids?
Adults and younger fans of Hollywood, topical humor and/or Fisher's wild career will appreciate every punchline in the bunch. However, ‘tweens and younger who've never experienced Star Wars will find themselves a bit lost. Parents should also be warned that Fisher holds nothing back: sexual scandal, homosexuality, drug abuse and rehab are all parts of her past, and therefore part of the show. While the star keeps the content from getting too explicit, she's also not above using some off-color language—or occasionally flipping her audience the bird.