Renegade Princess: The Myth of the American Fairy Tale Undone
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The last date listed for Renegade Princess was Saturday March 10, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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Stage Left Studio presents Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!, bi-coastal stage actor Jay Alvarez's gripping solo show. This Best of Fringe winner at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and Best Solo Performance winner at the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival tells the story of the Alvarez family's escape from 1960s Cuba. Written and performed by Alvarez under the direction of Theresa Gambacorta, the comic yet touching story portrays the sultry beats of the Tropicana of the 1950s, the danger during Fulgencio Batista's fall and Fidel Castro's rise to power, the plight of children separated from their parents during the revolution, and the longing for a better life that propelled many Cubans to throw themselves, under the cover of moonless nights, into unknown and dangerous waters. This acclaimed show is equal parts family memoir and historical account of life in pre-revolutionary Cuba. Learn More
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Featured review from Rosy
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The theatre was small and intimate I loved it! I attended Renegade Princess after meeting the actress at a play seen earlier that week in the same theater. I must say it was a pleasant surprise. The acting was great, the dialogue was funny, real and most of all as a mother of two young boys she really nailed it with the ending...I was in tears. I would highly recommend you go and watch this play and support this actress. You won't be disappointed!
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You will absolutely love this performance. We were laughing most of the time. Time flew by so quickly as we were completely "absorbed" by the story and its narration. The studio was a little hard to find, but that is the beautify of small NYC...continued
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“I have not laughed so hard at the theatre in a long, long, long time. How refreshing to see something new, relevant, and deadly funny”—Arts ‘n’ Fashion Magazine
Learn more about the author and star, Anne Marie Houghtailing at her website .
Exploding with surprising, raw truth and dripping with self-deprecating humor, the autobiographical tale is woven with humanity and irreverence into a wickedly sharp narrative. Marriage, living in Japan, motherhood and the demands of post divorce life provide a rich landscape for tenderness, humor, heartbreak and depth. _ Renegade Princess_ is a quick paced, outrageous and bawdy journey of one woman’s quest to rise above the myth.
Ann Marie Houghtailing
Ann Marie Houghtailing identified as an actress and storyteller early on in life when she spent months at the age of 7 wearing a skirt on her head and pretending to be a nun while riding around on her Big Wheels with a small vial of “holy water” in the plastic trunk. After much prayer a new calling was heard and Houghtailing decided to turn her faux habit in for a pair of maryjanes with the goal of usurping Shirley Temple as the greatest child star of all time. Houghtailing attended the Drama Studio London in Berkeley, and in true renegade fashion dropped out to attend college and pursue other endeavors. Years later she returned to theater in San Diego where she performed in small theaters for heaps of pleasure and very little pay. In 2011 after spending years writing and collecting stories of her absurd life, Houghtailing has wrtten, rewritten and rewritten her first one-woman show, Renegade Princess, which was a festival favorite in the 2011 Santa Fe Solo Performance Festival. Miss Houghtailing is the major mobilizer and field marshal of the Millionaire Girls Movement.