Fisher will world preem show in Westwood
Carrie Fisher will world preem her one-woman show “Wishful Drinking” at the Geffen Playhouse in October.
“Wishful Drinking” will draw from all aspects of Fisher’s colorful and chaotic life, including the “Star Wars” years, her marriage to Paul Simon, coping with drug addiction and bipolar disorder and having a child with “a man who forgot to tell me he was gay.”
Many of these elements have also appeared in Fisher’s four novels, including “Postcards from the Edge,” which Fisher adapted for the Columbia Pictures feature starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine. Her most recent novel is “The Best Awful,” which she is adapting for HBO as a limited series.
Joshua Ravetch will direct the production. Kim Painter, who runs Fisher’s production company, will produce with Geffen principals Gil Cates, Stephen Eich and Randall Arney.
Ravetch is a former artistic director at the Stella Adler Conservatory and Theater whose recent playwrighting credits include “Beacon” and “Titan,” which were optioned as series pilots by Warner Bros. Television and TNT, respectively. He also wrote for the CBS series “Joan of Arcadia.”
Painter was an associate producer on the Oxygen talkshow “Conversations From the Edge With Carrie Fisher.”