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Carrie Fisher to Premiere Solo Show Wishful Drinking in LA

Carrie Fisher, who played the iconic role of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy and who also has a notable career as a writer, will debut her one-woman show Wishful Drinking at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles beginning October 6th. The show will open on October 14th for a run through December 17th.

"Like her own life, with no intermission...Ms. Fisher finally comes clean about Star Relations, Star Wars and other Celestial Bodies in Wishful Drinking,: according to press notes, which will focus on her "unusual childhood (as) the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, the rise to movie icon as Princess Leia, her marriage to Paul Simon, the release of her hit movie Postcards From the Edge starring Meryl Streep... to drug addiction, bipolar disorder, motherhood, having a child with a man who forgot to tell her he was gay...and her ultimate triumph over adversity." Joshua Ravetch will direct.

The actress has also appeared in films such as Wonderland, Heartbreakers, Soapdish, Sibling Rivalry, When Harry Met Sally, Hannah and Her Sisters, Garbo Talks, The Blues Brothers and Shampoo. The 1990 film Postcards of the Edge (loosely based on her relationship with Reynolds) was based on her novel, while The Best Awful, Surrender the Pink and Delusions of Grandma are among her other books.

The Geffen Playhouse will next present Sam Shephard's The God of Hell from June 20th through July 30th.

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