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Actors Workout Studio
4735 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91602
818-506-3903
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Regarding the venue - It's a small theater, probably around 50 seats? The seats are low and a bit uncomfortable as they seem to be pretty worn. I had read a tip that it gets cold in there, so I took a shawl, which I used for part of it, but my friend was a bit hot, so go figure. There is one bathroom each for men and women. It's next door, but this is a building where the doors and the venue/offices are rightnexttoeachother, so it's not a big deal. You do have to climb stairs, though.
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They had drinks before the show. I just got a bottled water but my friend got a beer called Tallulah. Cool. There was another called Prohibition. I'm not sure what they had during intermission. We ate after the show at this place called Little Toni's which is right next door. They didn't close until 2am on Saturday, so it was perfect. Food was good. It's like an old-school Italian restaurant.
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attended Oct 22 2010

Excellent! The acting and directing are very well executed in this play, which is both hilarious and heartbreaking.

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http://www.themaidensprayer.com

Description

We open at the wedding of Taylor and Cynthia, a golden couple beloved by everyone, almost. Libby, Cynthia’s hard-drinking sister, is in love with Taylor herself and she can take it no longer. “The hypocrisy, the bone-chilling grotesque hypocrisy!” Fleeing to the back yard she discovers Paul, Taylor’s best friend, a charming fellow, who, since childhood, has harbored a secret love for the groom himself.

As Libby and Paul are forced to deal with unrequited love, their lives change dramatically. Paul, promiscuous by nature, finds himself pursued by a young man, Andrew, who seems, at first, less interested in true love than in available real estate. And Libby, her career in a shambles, succumbs to a life without love, a life where sex is connected to monetary gain, rather than affection.

When Cynthia gives birth to a still-born child, her marriage dissolves and Taylor sinks into depression and alcoholism. Surprisingly, Libby, who has viewed her sister as the enemy all her life, finds the strength to sacrifice her own desires to help Cynthia through her grief. While Paul, seemingly kind, always appropriate, betrays his dearest friend and secret love. He gambles with Taylor’s life, hoping his friend will turn to him, at last, for comfort. _The Maiden’s Prayer _follows this quartet and Andrew as they struggle to learn the difference between loving someone and needing them.

Directed by Dan Fishbach