Raise a glass—of Zima—to Carrie Fisher, who thankfully “slept with some nerd” in the ’70s and became Princess Leia. Though her career took off with her portrayal of an Empire-battling adoptee when she was but a barely legal 19, the daughter of showbiz royalty (Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Fisher) carved a distinct career for herself as a wryly comic novelist, screenwriter, and actress—all the while battling bipolar disorder and prescription-drug addiction. In her one-woman autobiographical show Wishful Drinking, Fisher takes the stage alone to tell the fascinating and funny story of how she overcame such tribulations a long time ago—in a galaxy far, far away.

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Sept. 22. Continues through Jan. 17, 2009

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