Saturday, September 26, 2009

An Evening at the Theater

Recently, we had an opportunity to see Carrie Fisher perform her one-woman show, Wishful Drinking, in which she discusses how Star Wars helped destroy her life.

We feel we would be remiss if we didn't mention this.  We learned a great deal about the life of the woman who portrayed one of the most iconic characters in geek history, including information about her family, her relationships, her struggles with mental illness, and her experiences seeing herself merchandised.

We also learned that she's a brilliant writer.  The performance is absolutely hilarious.  Fisher is clever, insightful, and honest, as she deconstructs her life for the audience, all the while playfully mocking herself, the medium, and those watching.

If you have the opportunity, we strongly recommend seeing this.  We haven't laughed this hard in a long, long time.

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