Cincy Fringe Festival Presents Mary Goggin’s Award-Winning Show RUNAWAY PRINCESS: A Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking and Happiness

CFF23_Runaway PrincessWinner Best Storyteller, United Solo 2018
Best Actor, Galway Fringe, 2019
Fringiest Show, Baltimore Fringe, 2019
Directors Choice Award Marsh International Solo Festival 2022
Edinburgh Fringe 2022 “Extraordinary” The Scotsman, Susan Mansfield

May 9, 2023 – NEW YORK – The 2023 Cincinnati Fringe Festival presents Mary Goggin’s multiple award-winning show, “Runaway Princess, a Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking and Happiness.” 2022 “Once upon a time, there was a Princess born to a King and Queen who were banished from the island of Ériu and forced to flee to America in a coffin ship.” Former New York City call girl Mary Goggin shares the true, award-winning story of her Irish Catholic traumatic upbringing, alcoholism, drug addiction and prostitution. The multitude of characters she encountered in her journey from utter darkness to absolute joy, spring to life in this one-woman tour de force, all told with dark humor, unflinching honesty and unsentimental pathos.

Mary Goggin is a New York based actor born to Irish emigrants, raised in the Bronx.  A professional union actor for 23 years, Mary has since appeared in numerous stage productions, television series, films and commercials.

Runaway Princess is directed by Dan Ruth, an award-winning actor and performance artist. His solo play, A Life Behind Bars, has been produced in New York City, Los Angeles and around the country, and is the winner of the 2016 United Solo Festival Award for “Best Autobiographical Show,” The 2018 Bistro Award winner for “Outstanding Solo Play,” MAC Award for “Best Spoken Word Artist” and the 2018 Producers Encore Award from the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Dan has directed both regionally and in NYC .

WHAT: RUNAWAY PRINCESS: A Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking and Happiness
WHO: Written and performed by Mary Goggin. Directed by Dan Ruth
WHERE: Cincinnati Festival at Phone: (585) 397-7595
COST: $18.00

WHERE: Art Academy Room 301


  • Fri, 6/9 at 6:45pm
  • Sat, 6/10 at 8:30pm
  • Sun, 6/11 at 4pm
  • Tue, 6/13 at 6:45pm
  • Wed, 6/14 at 6:45pm
  • Thu, 6/15 at 6:45pm

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