Wishful Drinking

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  • Wishful Drinking is a hysterical one woman show starring Carrie Fisher.
  • Wishful Drinking Chicago Broadway will enjoy a limited run at the Bank of America Theatre in Downtown Chicago in October, 2011.
  • This Carrie Fisher one woman show is based on her bestselling memoir, and explores real-life events the Star Wars actress experienced during her years in the Hollywood spotlight.


Show Dates:
Oct. 4, 2011- Oct. 16, 2011

Bank of America Theatre
18 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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Features: For two weeks only, the Carrie Fisher one woman show Wishful Drinking will provide Chicago audiences with big-time laughs at the Bank of America Theatre Downtown. Based on the life and times of the famous Star Wars actress, Wishful Drinking features Carrie Fisher in nothing more than a robe, pajamas and slippers speaking intimately to the audience from her home away from home - the stage, of course. 

Why We Go: The award-winning Wishful Drinking Chicago Broadway is an intelligent and hilarious depiction of the roller-coaster ride that has been Fisher's Hollywood lifestyle, and is sure to keep audience members captivated and laughing throughout.

  • Carrie Fisher: While Ms. Fisher may be most famous for her role as Fanboy fantasy Princess Leia, her post-Star Wars years spent in and out of rehab and the limelight are well documented. Hear first person accounts from the star of the story herself when you purchase tickets to the Carrie Fisher one woman show Wishful Drinking.
  • Not Your Average Production: With just one set, one actress and dozens of one-liners, Wishful Drinking Chicago Broadway has the ability to attract to audience members that aren't traditional theater enthusiasts.
  • Cool Venue: The elegant Bank of America Theatre Downtown has comfortable seating, great acoustics, a helpful staff and an on-site Chicago bar area, making it a great Chicago theater venue to enjoy this popular Chicago Broadway show

Inside Knowledge: Make sure to purchase your Wishful Drinking Chicago theater tickets ASAP, as this limited-run Chicago show will only be around for 2 weeks in October, 2011. 

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Expect to Laugh ... A Lot: If you're familiar with Carrie Fisher's work, then you know how personable, charismatic and hilarious the 53-year-old actress can be. Expect impressive punchlines, hilarious stories and tons of laughter when you attend Wishful Drinking Chicago Broadway. 
  • Do Prepare for Audience Interaction: Audience interaction is a small but entertaining part of Wishful Drinking Chicago Broadway, so don't be surprised if Ms. Fisher calls on you to give her hand with one of her acts during this popular Chicago theater event
  • Don't Miss the Bar: Grab a pre-show drink before the curtain is drawn, or stop by for a quick splash during the intermission at the lobby bar at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago.
  • Don't Skip the Book: The memoir of the same name was also penned by Carrie Fisher, and includes many more great antidotes and Hollywood stories from the famous actress.