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

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2303 Princess - Victoria Montalbano

Company Name: Victoria Montalbano

City/State: Chicago, IL

Genre: Comedy

Ratings: PG-13- Adult Content

Playwright: Victoria Montalbano

Venue: The Black Box

Show Times:

Sat, 7/22 10:00 PM
Sun, 7/23 4:00 PM
Thu, 7/27 8:30 PM
Fri, 7/28 5:30 PM
Sat, 7/29 7:00 PM


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! "The force is strong with this fresh, funny celebration of fangirldom!"


Performer (Self): Victoria Montalbano
Director: Vincent J. Greco
Costume Designer: Emily Nelson

Past Fringe Shows:

Elgin Fringe
Theatre Crude
Orlando Fringe
Squeaky Wheel Fringe

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  1. Hannes on July 23, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    I didn’t know what to expect, but was taken within the first few minutes of the show. A thoughtful diary of the authors experience in theater and how it related to the Star Wars Epic. Funny, engaging, and poignant. I really enjoy the show.

  2. Andi McM on July 24, 2023 at 12:32 am

    I don’t even know where to begin, other than to say throughout this WHOLE show I had that meme “she just like me fr” stuck in my head. She’s right around my sister and I’s ages, so a LOT of the cultural touchstones- pop culture references, “awakenings” (JTT, especially in his bowl cut era, are you KIDDING me) and specifically nerd culture- were so familiar to me I felt like we were old school friends or estranged cousins. That said, I think this is a show that can be enjoyed by folks of all ages- well, at least high school and beyond. Maybe the younglings still need some time… 😛 All in all, absolutely delightful show. I’m hoping to bring some friends to see it again next week!

  3. Princess Leia on July 25, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    Thanks so much! I hope to see you again!

  4. Dave Negrau Black on July 28, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    Princess Leia teaches acting classes and makes out in the theater!? A fun side of the Star Wars saga impacting our society, paradigms, and A New Hope for a lady to find her Han Solo.

    Victoria is a pro storyteller. In a speed of light instant, she takes us from her comedy and acting adventures in Chicago to a galaxy far, far away, and then shows us that it might not be that far after all.

    What’s it like to date a C3PO, Luke, Han, Vader, and Chewbacca?
    Treat yourself to finding out in this thoughtful, playful look at life and love. =)

  5. Mark on July 29, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    What fun! Thank you Victoria!

    Victoria ties her coming of age story to key elements of pop culture. The presentation is perfect and stayed with me.

    I recommend this show to those that want confirmation that the standards of Star Wars are unachievable.

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