"Wishful Drinking" which is currently playing at The Seattle Rep through May 9th (feel free to stop reading this post and proceed immediately to the Rep's site to purchase tickets) is Carrie Fisher's latest one woman show which takes you on a hysterical, guided tour of the actor/singer/writer/entertainer's life.
From the chalkboard mapping of her notoriously famous family to her riotous repartee with the audience, this is a must see.
I'll admit I haven't read the book, nor have I read anything of her's since "Postcards from the Edge" and I too sheepishly admit that a part of me wanted to be in the midst of Princess Leia at least once.
What I wasn't prepared for was her wry and honest approach to the stage and to her fans. It was delightfully gossipy. Not too much, not too tacky, just enough as she linked the men her in her past, her relatives, her many addictions, and her career.
Live theatre needs us NOW more than ever- if you can, go out, enjoy and you won't be disappointed.
PS if you do go, you'll learn which songs on Paul Simon's "Graceland" were about her....