Before her untimely death Tuesday morning, Carrie Fisher had planned to put up a sequel to her 2006 one-woman show “Wishful Drinking” at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Fisher had made a verbal agreement on December 22 with the theater and would have reunited with director Josh Ravetch for the follow up show, to have been titled “Wishful Drinking Strikes Back: From Star Wars to, uh, Star Wars!,” Variety reports.
In a statement, the theater said, “All of us at the Geffen Playhouse are devastated by the news of the passing of our dear friend and alum, Carrie Fisher. She was a wickedly funny force of nature and it was a privilege and a pleasure to have her on our stage. We send our love to her family and friends as we all mourn this tremendous loss.”
Fisher’s first one-woman play, “Wishful Drinking,” had opened at the Geffen in 2006 and gone on to have 2008 runs at the Berkeley Rep and in Seattle and Washington, D.C., as well as a limited run on Broadway in 2009 and 2010. She also published a book of the same title and had an HBO documentary of the show premiere in 2010.
“Wishful Drinking” had chronicled Fisher’s memoirs and observations on topics such as addiction, Star Wars, and her childhood. It opened with the line, “Hi, I’m Carrie Fisher, and I’m an alcoholic.”