City Paper is not for tourists
Princess Leia! Wasn’t she the one who saved the universe despite being, like, C-3PO’s daughter or something? Well guess what? PRINCESS LEIA IS BACK!!!!!
Except now she lives in the D.C. area and is you.
In anticipation of Leia-portraya Carrie Fisher‘s one-woman show Wishful Drinking, which will bow Sept. 5, Arena Stage is holding a Princess Leia lookalike contest. Just take a picture of yourself dressed like Luke Skywalker‘s girlfriend or whatever (but don’t stick Cinnabons on your ears and hold a spray bottle, because some wag has beaten you to it), and e-mail it here by Sept. 7, and you could win tickets to the show or at least bring a signed poster from Wishful Drinking back to your little robot farm on Tatooine.
Those are fleeting pleasures, though, compared to the pride you’ll feel when your coworkers see you dressed like one of Jabba the Hutt‘s hootchies. Hey, those aren’t the droids you’re looking for!