Fisher Uncorks Wishful Drinking in Hartford Aug. 6

News   Fisher Uncorks Wishful Drinking in Hartford Aug. 6
Carrie Fisher brings her autobiographical one-woman show, Wishful Drinking, to Hartford Stage Aug. 6 for a limited engagement.

Carrie Fisher in Wishful Drinking.
Carrie Fisher in Wishful Drinking. Photo by Kevin Berne

Under the direction of Tony Taccone (Bridge & Tunnel), Wishful Drinking will run through Aug. 17.

"Let Hollywood legend Carrie Fisher take you on a hilarious, shocking and totally true ride through her own Hollywood party…and hangover," read press notes for Wishful Drinking. "With the same unflinching wit that made her book 'Postcards from the Edge' a bestseller, Fisher dishes on her unbelievable life: Debbie Reynolds is her mother, Paul Simon was her husband (for a while), and in between battling addiction and vacationing in various mental institutions, she happened to star in a little film called 'Star Wars.'"

In addition to Hartford Stage, the Broadway-aimed Wishful Drinking is making stops at numerous non-profit theatres nationwide, including Berkeley Rep, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Santa Fe's Lensic Theatre and the Huntington Theatre Company.

Alexander V. Nichols created scenic design, lighting design and projections for Wishful Drinking. Christina Wright is the costume designer.

For tickets and more information phone (860) 527-5151 or visit

Carrie Fisher in the <i>Wishful Drinking</i> run at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
Carrie Fisher in the Wishful Drinking run at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Photo by Kevin Berne
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