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 relationship 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. 


Learn about the cycle of abuse, trauma bonding, and manipulation through this multimedia, multi-character solo show narrated by an unconventional fairy godmother.

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Audience Reviews

She makes you fall in love with her. This play NEEDS to go on tour to high schools and colleges!
— Jannica O.
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The subject matter speaks to every woman and this play should be performed at every high school and college in the country. Correction: the world.
— Jayne G.
A wonderful, yet brutally honest performance that dove much, much deeper than I had any reason to expect.
— Chris V.
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“Lara does the one thing that guarantees a happy ending: [she] rescues herself, the ultimate in female empowerment.” - No Ho Arts District


Meet the Team


Lara Repko, Writer & Performer

Lara is an actor and writer based in Los Angeles. Her solo show, Leaving Prince Charming, has visited festivals such as Solofest in Sherman Oaks, Hollywood Fringe Festival, and the Binge Fringe Fest at the Santa Monica Playhouse. At HFF 2019 she received an Encore Producer’s Award, an accolade awarded based on artistic merit and commercial potential. Representation: 3G Management and Clear Talent Group.

Jessica Lynn Johnson, Director & Developer

Jessica is published playwright, recipient of BEST NATIONAL SOLO ARTIST AWARD, Board Member of the LA Women's Theatre Festival, and CEO of Soaring Solo LLC. Jessica has aided in the development of over 75 solo shows. Jessica has “edu-tained” international audiences touring her own one person shows ZE and OBLIVIOUS TO EVERYONE for over 13 years. As a Director, Jessica's shows have won awards such as TOP OF FRINGE, ENCORE PRODUCER AWARDS, TVOLUTION BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE, LARRY CORNWALL AWARD FOR MUSICAL EXCELLENCE & several other accolades! Jessica was nominated for Female Director of Distinction in Theatre by Girl Trip LLC at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. She is honored to be a Guide on this incredible solo journey you are seeing in the BINGE FRINGE and invites YOU to attend her 100% FREE one person play development class! For more info visit

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