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Carrie Fisher Brings Wishful Drinking to Toronto - July 12 to August 21

From a release:

Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking
at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto
July 12 to August 21, 2001


TORONTO - Hollywood film star, best-selling novelist and acclaimed screenwriter Carrie Fisher will now bring her award-winning WISHFUL DRINKING to the Royal Alexandra Theatre, from July 12 to August 21, as the final show of our 2010/2011 Season.

The daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher became a cultural icon in her own right at the age of 19, when she starred as "Princess Leia" in the Star Wars trilogy. In WISHFUL DRINKING, she tells the true and intoxicating tale of her life as a Hollywood legend - with all the wry wit she poured into such bestsellers as Postcards from the Edge - in an uproarious and sobering look at her "Hollywood hangover".

WISHFUL DRINKING premiered in 2006, in Los Angeles, and has since completed sell-out runs in theatres across the U.S., culminating in a wildly successful engagement at Broadway's Studio 54 this year, winning the prestigious 2010 Outer Critics' Circle Award. The show received rave reviews on Broadway. In The New York Times, critic Ben Brantley described it as, "An extremely funny full-frontal confession. You're going to like it. A LOT." Michael Kuchwara, of the Associated Press, called it, "A hilarious journey through a world of celebrity, chock-full of funny, fascinating talents." And TimeOut New York declared WISHFUL DRINKING to be, "Dirty, delightful and hilarious!"

Part of the 2010/2011 Subscription Season

Carrie Fisher in Wishful Drinking
July 12 - August 21, 2011
Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V1H9
416 872-1212
Performance Schedule:
Tuesday-Saturday 8PM
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 2PM
Run time:
2 hours and 15 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission


Comments

  1. I haven't really heard of any work of her, since the Star Wars, I wonder what the quality of the play can be.

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  2. lol - maybe it's because of reactions like yours that she took up drinking in the first place..? If you're interested, her wiki bio lists all the different things she's been in both as an actress and a writer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrie_Fisher

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