'Wishful Drinking' ★★★½

After more than two hours of stories -- the sexual proclivities of dad Eddie Fisher, the Hollywood stylings of mom Debbie Reynolds, the booze, the rehabs, the lifelong curse of once being Princess Leia -- Carrie Fisher arrives at a deliciously complex 11 o'clock moment. "Don't you hate it," she says, "when celebrities talk about themselves?" It's a savvy line in an  extraordinarily well-constructed solo show. The price of her insight, we learn in the course of this most intriguing and revealing of evenings, was considerable. But Fisher has somehow managed the rare art of simultaneous self-actualization and total detachment from her own bizarre experiences. -Chris Jones<br><br><b>
Through Oct. 16 at  Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St.;  $25-$65 at 800-775-2000 and broadwayinchicago.com</b>

After more than two hours of stories -- the sexual proclivities of dad Eddie Fisher, the Hollywood stylings of mom Debbie Reynolds, the booze, the rehabs, the lifelong curse of once being Princess Leia -- Carrie Fisher arrives at a deliciously complex 11 o'clock moment. "Don't you hate it," she says, "when celebrities talk about themselves?" It's a savvy line in an extraordinarily well-constructed solo show. The price of her insight, we learn in the course of this most intriguing and revealing of evenings, was considerable. But Fisher has somehow managed the rare art of simultaneous self-actualization and total detachment from her own bizarre experiences. -Chris Jones

Through Oct. 16 at Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St.; $25-$65 at 800-775-2000 and broadwayinchicago.com

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