Runaway Princess: A Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking & Happiness

One woman's dark comic journey to the other side of the overpass. Mary Goggin shares stories of sex, drugs and Irish Catholicism. As a massive reaction to sexual repression, Mary takes us from the Irish Famine to 1970s pimps and eventual joy. The show with the most stars wins our Audience Choice Award! Click here to leave your review:

Award for Best Storyteller : Mary Goggin in “Runaway Princess”

Mary Goggin United Solo 2018


“All About Solo” 5 star critics choice

‘In Runaway Princess, Mary takes each of us through a courageous journey of pain, struggle, and loss using honesty, bravery and even, humor. She plays herself yet can be any one of us. Truly, in the end, she is ALL of us!’ - Lori Sokol, PhD, Executive Director, Women's eNews
‘Inspiring, brutally honest, shocking and hilarious! A real eye-opener.’ - Cyndy Marion, Producing Artistic Director White Horse Theater


“Runaway Princess, a Hopeful tale of Heroin, Hooking and Happiness”

written and performed by Mary Goggin.

*Mary Goggin (writer, performer): AEA-DG-SAG/AFTRA,


Mary is making her Frigid debut with Runaway Princess.  Actor on stage and in film for 20 years. Favorite recent roles include, Ella O’Neill (wife of Eugene O’Neill) in Ann Hansen’s “Road to Babylon”, Broadway Bound Festival. A joy being directed Cyndy Marion in numerous Tennessee works including, Cavalier for M’Lady, Clothes For A Summer Hotel and A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot. Also PB & J for the NY Fringe Festival and Born to be Blue, winner, Samuel French festival   Favorite TV Roles include; Broad City, Law and Order, Guiding Light, The Grind (Amazon). Favorite Film Roles include; Little Children, MAD (soon to be released), The Trouble with Bliss, Gasoline, Bronx Paradise. Check her out on IMDB!



Dan Ruth (Director). Dan is an award-winning solo artist for his play, A Life Behind Bars at the Laurie Beechman TheatreHe’s 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 where he also served as a core director for The A-Train Plays at the Sanford Meisner Theatre.


Matthew WJ Mitchell (Tech) is an actor, writer, and improviser originally from the Chicago suburb of Naperville, IL. He currently lives in Weehawken, NJ and absolutely loves it there. Matt has light and sound designed at theaters all over NYC, including the PIT, 59E59th, Creek & The Cave, Clemente, and the past few years at United Solo. Hire him:


My mission to heal thru my art has begun... So excited to be in the world…


Thank you to the United Frigid Festival, thrilled being works to be back where I belong “Under Saint Marks”.


For Deirdre


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“Runaway Princess, a Hopeful tale of Heroin, Hooking and Happiness” was originally written and work shopped with Christine Renee Miller Renee at Matt Hovermans “Go Solo” and premiered at Solocom at the PIT Theatre, November 19, 2017.  First directed by Vanessa Bombardieri.

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