“Once upon a time, there was a Princess born to a King and Queen who were banished from their island, forced to flee to America in a coffin ship.” Thus, begins the tale of the Runaway Princess, a true story laced with dark humor and pathos recounting Mary Goggin’s escape from her harsh Bronx Irish Catholic upbringing into the arms of a pimp, prostitution and years of substance abuse. Her ultimate redemption is a triumph.
“Best Storyteller,” “Critics Choice,” and “Bestseller” at United Solo, 2018
Galway Fringe 2019, Winner Best Actor
Charm City Fringe Winner ”Fringiest Show.
Runaway Princess Website
Followed by a live panel of human trafficking experts.
Runaway Princess: A Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking, and Happiness. Both performances immediately followed by a talk back with a panel of human trafficking experts: Mary Goggin, survivor, Runaway Princess writer and performer; James P. Murphy, Detective Sergeant with the Suffolk County Police Department; and Molly England, MSW, Suffolk County Anti-Trafficking Initiative (SCATI) Task Force Coordinator.
House opens at 3:30 PM. SHOW AT 4PM. No late admittance
COVID-19 rules: Everyone entering Guild Hall must be FULLY vaccinated, provide in-person proof of vaccination, and, per CDC guidelines for areas of high transmission, wear a mask while in the space (unless they are a performer on stage during a performance or rehearsal). As a fully vaccinated venue, EAG is reopening at full capacity (a maximum of 65 bodies in the space). For EAG's current COVID Safety Protocols in full, please visit our website: https://www.actorsguild.org/covid-safety-protocols.html.
Directions: The Episcopal Actors’ Guild (EAG)/Guild Hall is located at 1 EAST 29th STREET, NYC 10016 (midblock between Madison and Fifth) on the second floor of the Church of the Transfiguration (aka the Little Church Around the Corner). When you arrive at the church, enter through the main gate and go through the garden to the door marked Guild Hall (between the main doors into the church and the door to the parish office).
Getting Here: The closest subways are the R/W or 6 at 28th Street or the B/D/F/M or N/Q/R/W at 34th Street/Herald Square. If you are arriving by bus, take the M1, M2, M3, M5, M6, or M7.
Lobby: Guild Hall does NOT have a lobby or waiting area. Patrons are welcome to enjoy the Little Church’s garden (weather permitting) if they arrive before the house opens.
Presenting Proof of Vaccination: When the house opens, a member of the EAG staff will meet patrons at the downstairs door to check (1) in-person proof of vaccination, (2) government issued photo id, and (3) face mask prior to entry into Guild Hall. Patrons will then be directed to box office personnel for entry into the show.
Accessibility: Guild Hall is not a fully ADA-compliant venue. However, we do our best to accommodate all patrons. Guild Hall is located up one flight of stairs (20 steps). There is not elevator; however, a stair chair is available for those who need assistance making it up to or down from Guild Hall. EAG’s staff will be happy to assist you upon request.
Actors Guild website (venue)
This event is made possible by a grant from City Artist Corps
City Artist Corp Website