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Leaving Prince Charming

solo performance · written & performed by lara repko · Ages 15+ · one person show · 1hr · United States of America

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WINNER Encore Producer’s Award 2019

“Lara Repko delivers a masterpiece of solo theater with another in a long line of unfortunate stories about domestic violence. Unlike so many others, she is not bitter about it…She tells the story in a humorous way that kept the audience at ease while she hit us with one startling revelation after another.” – Bob Leggett, INDIE VOICE BLOG

“This is a one-woman show that I’ll remember for a very long time…[with] diverse, edgy, humorous characters” – NOHO ARTS DISTRICT


21-year-old Lara is looking for love. One day she stumbles (or rather, swipes) upon a handsome young man with a mop of dark hair and a goofy grin. Lara grows bewitched as he treats her like royalty.

But one day, he doesn’t. Suddenly, the magic begins to fade and Lara wonders if her prince is really a frog. As Lara falls deeper under his spell, she realizes that this fairytale isn’t what she thought it would be. Will this beauty stay with the beast? Or can she break the spell by midnight?

Follow an unorthodox fairy godmother as she travels down the rabbit hole of intimate partner abuse, manipulation, and trauma bonding. This is a love story, but not the kind you’re expecting.

A one-woman serio-comedy told through multimedia and fifteen unique characters, “Leaving Prince Charming” is an unconventional fairytale of one damsel’s journey to a different kind of Happily Ever After.

Content Warning: Triggering sexual content and usage of prop gun. Not suitable for children.

production team

lara repko *
writer & performer
jessica lynn johnson  *
director & developer

* Fringe Veteran