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!
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★★★★★ Highly Recommended by Matt Palm at the Orlando Sentinel
“…a consistently entertaining hour full of vivid description and emotional empathy.” - Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel
“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 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
“The material is fresh and exciting, and Montalbano’s delivery is spot-on perfect.” - Rikki Lee Travolta, The Life and Times of Rikki Lee “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.” - Seth Kubersky, Orlando Weekly
“...the Force is strong with this fresh, funny celebration of fangirldom.” - Seth Kubersky, Orlando Weekly
”’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
“It’s a funny, sexy, self-revealing visit…lots of laughs and a few tears.” - Carl F. Gauze, Ink 19
“...the tales she tells of her personal and professional ups and downs are delightful to hear.” - Wendy Carson, Plays with John and Wendy
“I love her face and her delivery!” - Al Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago
“[Victoria] is highly energetic, for sure” - Al Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago
Behind The Scenes
This program is partially supported by a grant from the IllinoisArts Council Agency.