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Victoria Montalbano

The Princess Strikes Back

One Woman’s Search for the Space Cowboy of Her Dreams






Fri Aug 18

** Cancelled **


This award-winning one-woman comedy has been packing houses on its national tour, and now comes to Skokie – with two performances,


The Princess Strikes Back is a thrilling romp starring actress and comedian Victoria Montalbano, that tells the star’s search for love despite none of her prospects ever living up to the shadow cast by her first crush: Han Solo - the handsome, sarcastic, dashing wanted man brought to life by Harrison Ford.


This heartwarming show is about love and romance with just enough sci fi references to make you giggle – but you don’t have to be a sci fi fan to enjoy it . Appropriate for ages 15 and up.


“...a powerhouse performance that touches the heart, while also inspiring such intense laughter that it will make your eyes tear.”

- Rikki Lee Travolta, The Life and Times of Rikki Lee


“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


”’The Princess Strikes Back’ is notable for the quality of the writing and the energy and pacing of the delivery. Montalbano is conversational in manner, but the style is neat and engaging. She never falls into the error of thinking that to exude charm these days requires being offhand or even sloppy in word or gesture.” - Jay Harvey, Jay Harvey Upstage

From Victoria: Hi! I am a Chicago-based actress, solo performer, and recovering improvisor. I have a degree in Acting from Syracuse University, and spent a semester studying at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. In Chicago, you've seen me at Redtwist Theatre, Pegasus Theatre Chicago, and PrideArts, among others. I was part of the improv team Plus-Prov at iO Chicago, which was made up of entirely plus-size women. As a solo performer, I have been featured at Story Club Chicago, Universal Sound, We Have Questions, Pour One Out, and more. My debut solo show, The Princess Strikes Back: One Woman's Search for the Space Cowboy of her Dreams had it's world premiere in July 2021, and will be touring Fringe Festivals beginning in Fall 2021. A former teaching artist, I still do monologue and audition coaching for youth and teens, as well as my unique workshop, Storytelling for Performers. My coaching students have been accepted to the prestigious programs at University of Illinois - Chicago, The Chicago High School for the Arts, Lincoln Park High School, and Senn High School!


 Selected Theatre Credits: Twelfth Night (Olivia), The Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Syracuse), Arms and the Man (Louka), Tony & Tina's Wedding (Donna/Sr. Terry), Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (Stepmother), Much Ado About Nothing (Ursula/Verges), and Six Degrees of Separation (U/S Ouisa/Kitty). TV/New Media: Apartment 101 (Webseries; Recurring Guest Star), Chi-Nannigans (Webseries; Co-Star), and The Studio (Webseries; Co-Star).


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