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The Princess Strikes Back: One Woman's Search for the Space Cowboy of her Dreams

Under St Marks Theater
Apr 11 Through Apr 21 | Thu | 9:50 PM | $25
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The Princess Strikes Back: One Woman's Search for the Space Cowboy of her Dreams at Under St Marks Theater
In 1997, 13-year-old Victoria Montalbano was introduced to her perfect man, Han Solo, and she's been looking for him ever since. Watch her grow from awkward theatre kid to professional out of work actress while swiping her way through a galaxy far, far away!

★★★★★ “…a consistently entertaining hour full of vivid description and emotional empathy…Her delivery is warm and real. And you don’t have to be a single woman to fall under her spell — her story has universal appeal for anyone whose life hasn’t gone according to plan, who has suffered the pangs of first love, who has struggled to find inner peace with choices made.” - Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel

★★★★★ “...a captivating comedy that explores the complexities of womanhood and the importance of self-acceptance.” - Luke Dodge, KC Fringe Review

“...a powerhouse performance that touches the heart, while also inspiring such intense laughter that it will make your eyes tear.” - Rikki Lee Travolta, Life and Times

“Her tightly-paced monologue interweaves her adoration for George Lucas’ space-opera saga with navigating the asteroid belt of unrequited love, from teenage crushes to her struggles as a heartbroken, ramen-broke performer in Chicago’s improv comedy scene...the Force is strong with this fresh, funny celebration of fangirldom.” - Seth Kubersky, Orlando Weekly Victoria Montalbano (Writer/Performer) is a Chicago-based actress, writer, storyteller, and producer. Her solo comedy has been featured at the LOS ANGELES WOMEN’S THEATRE FESTIVAL, STORY SESSIONS, TENX9 CHICAGO, SERVING THE SENTENCE, POUR ONE OUT, and more. She was part of the iO Chicago improv team, Plus-Prov and has been touring The Princess Strikes Back on the Fringe Festival Circuit since 2021. Selected Chicago Theatre: Twelfth Night (Olivia), The Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Syracuse), Arms and the Man (Louka), Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding (Donna/Terry). Film: Cancel this Movie (Lead), Cupid’s Chokehold (Supporting). TV/New Media: Apartment 101 (Recurring Guest Star), Chi-Nannigans (Co-Star), The Studio (Co-Star). Podcast: Co-host Now Kiss! A Shipping Podcast. VICTORIA has a degree in Drama from Syracuse University. More info at:

New York City Fringe Festival is an open lottery-basedd theatre festival presented by FRIGID New York, which gives artists an opportunity to let their ingenuity thrive in a venue that values freedom of expression and artistic determination. In true support of the Indie Theater Community, 100% of box office proceeds go directly to the artists whose work is being presented.

Venue: Under St Marks Theater

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