RIP Carrie Fisher
Today is 12/27/2016 I blogged about your fabulous one-woman show on Broadway. Seven years ago today I saw your show and absolutely loved it. Now I am updating this page to bid you a loving and angelic farewell.
I had the pleasure of seeing Wishful Drinking at Studio 54 Sunday in New York. Wishful Drinking is Carrie Fisher’s life story given quite conversationally from her chair on a warm broadway stage. I never had the opportunity to go to Studio 54 in it’s hey day as a thriving disco for celebs and those who were somehow part of the “in” crowd of the early 80’s drinking and drugging haze. Instead, I sat in what is now a lovely theatre, as a 40-something psychotherapist listening with awe and respect to the provocative life of Carrie Fisher.
The play is only running for two more weeks so if you have the opportunity, GO! Carrie Fisher gives voice to the decadent aftermath of living in the spotlight and using substances to cope. She talks of her struggle with being diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and her bouts with rehab. But what shines through is her surviving and thriving spirit. She tells her story with candid humor and grace. This is a show worth seeing!
To everyone here in the greater New York area, keep warm on this cold, windy day!