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Julia Stiles appeared on Good Day NY. Aug. 11, 2014 (MyFoxNY.com) Julia Stiles appeared on Good Day NY. Aug. 11, 2014 (MyFoxNY.com)
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“I started in a theater company that did shows in the East Village. I just love being on stage," said New York City native and Hollywood starlet Julia Stiles.

While she still calls NYC home, it's been a long time since Stiles hit the stage. She's currently co-starring in the Off-Broadway production 'Phoenix,' with actor James Wirt until Aug. 23.

The play, which runs 90 minutes and has only two characters, is about a guy and a girl who meet again four weeks after having a one-night stand.

Stiles' character has a message for Wirt's character: 1. I had a great time; 2. I can’t see you again and 3. I'm pregnant.

"They have this great connection and she wants to run in the opposite direction; he wants to fight for their romance. Despite the subject matter, it’s very romantic and very funny, in a strange way," said Stiles.

'Phoenix' is playing at the Cherry Lane theater in lower Manhattan. For show information, visit: CHERRYLANETHEATRE.ORG

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