A Wishful toast to Fisher’s Drinking

Dec 08

A <i>Wishful</i> toast to Fisher’s <i>Drinking</i>

The force is strong with this one. Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking, her one-woman stage autobiography, continues its wild ride. The Bay Area saw the show twice at Berkeley Repertory Theatre before it landed on Broadway. The book with the same name was a New York Times bestseller. And now Wishful Drinking is an HBO documentary. The show has its broadcast debut at 9pm Sunday, Dec. 12 and repeats through Dec. 28 (on HBO) and Dec. 29 (on HBO 2).

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Review: Carrie Fisher’s ‘Wishful Drinking’

Feb 20

Opened Feb. 19, 2008 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre Sex, drugs, drinking, celebrity: Fisher tackles it all in Wishful Drinking three 1/2 stars Her mother is famous for, among other things, a movie musical with Gene Kelly and buckets of rain. Now Carrie Fisher is, in a sense, carrying on her mother’s legacy, though she’s singing in the pain. The central mantra of...

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Review: ‘One-Man Star Wars Trilogy’

Feb 27

opened Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, Post Street Theatre For fans only: One-man `Star Wars’ has major dork appeal three stars Geek mythology Charles Ross is saving the galaxy one geek at a time. I use the word “geek” with love. It takes one to know one. Ross goes so far as to call himself a “professional geek,” and it’s hard to argue...

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Light sabers up!

Feb 21

He doesn’t live in a galaxy far, far away, but he does live on an island somewhat far away. Charles Ross, the man behind One-Man Star Wars Trilogy, lives in Victoria, British Columbia, a picturesque hamlet on Canada’s Vancouver Island. “It’s a nice, little, secret place in a lot of ways,” Ross says on the phone. “And it’s...

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The force & Kiki

Jan 31

Here’s some interesting local theater news — some high-powered casting, a Skywalker-y night out and, be still my heart, the return of Kiki & Herb: Carl Lumbly, last seen on TV’s “Alias,” heads the cast of Jesus Hopped the `A’ Train, the next show at SF Playhouse. Other cast members include Susi Damilano, Daveed Diggs, Joe...

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