New Jersey Stage

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Thirst-e Productions Presents "The Maiden's Prayer"

(Monmouth County, NJ) -- Thirst-e Productions, in collaboration with The Showroom, presents Nicky Silver's brutally hilarious tale of love, need and triangles "The Maiden's Prayer" August 4-13, 2011.  The play stars a revelatory group of young actors who bring heat and sex appeal to their parts. Locals Anthony Younes (Holmdel) and Samantha Ambler (Long Branch) flip between hilarity and heartbreak, while Tammy Owens (Cliffwood) and Jason Propst deliver gut wrenching performances.

This is the fourth production by Thirst-e, which is a labor of love of some dedicated theater folks, who strive to present exciting "outside the box" productions for the Monmouth County theater goer. Thirst-e presented "Closer" and "Reasons to be Pretty" at The Showroom in 2010 to audience acclaim. "The Maiden's Prayer" centers on the difference between loving someone and needing them, and how we often hurt ourselves and those around us in pursuit of our desires. 

"The Maiden's Prayer" is directed by James Walsh (Leonardo) and features Rudy Palma (South Amboy). Shows run Fridays and Saturdays August 5-13 at 8pm at The Showroom, 708 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park. With a special benefit performance for Jersey Shore Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays on Thursday, August 4 at 8pm.

Tickets are $20 and are available at 732-495-9591 or by emailing 

*photo: Jason Propst, Tammy Owens, Rudy Palma, Anthony Younes, and Samantha Ambler.