OK, so it's been a while. I don't call, I don't write. I know. But you should know that in my absence, I've been scheming ways to make the blog and the Rep's internet presence way better. Actors, directors, designers blogging. An online magazine. Podcasts. So, I hope the wait will be worth it.
In the meantime...
Because of some scheduling conflicts, we've replaced A Winter People in the coming season with Carrie Fisher's new one-woman autobiographical show, Wishful Drinking. I just read it. It's so funny and a bit shocking, all about her crazy Hollywood childhood, drug abuse and, of course, Star Wars. Here's the description:
Let Hollywood legend Carrie Fisher take you on a hilarious, shocking and totally true ride through her own Hollywood party…and hangover. With the same unflinching wit that made her book Postcards from the Edge a bestseller, Fisher dishes on her unbelievable life: Debbie Reynolds is her mother, Paul Simon was her husband (for a while), and in between battling addiction and vacationing in various mental institutions, she happened to star in a little film called Star Wars. Fisher’s tale is a tabloid vivant the Los Angeles Times calls a “Beverly Hills yard sale of juicy anecdotes.”
Tickets go on sale August 18 at (the newly redesigned) www.seattlerep.org
I promise more to come soon with casting info—there are some awesome people lined up already.