Little can be said for Nicky Silvers The Maidens Prayer, whose very title staunchly resists interpretation. This is the kind of piece concocted by someone who has nothing to say and insists on saying it; but there is a vast difference between keeping a hand in and putting ones foot in it. It is about three men and two women -- or three heterosexuals and two homosexuals -- who keep getting into or out of one anothers hair, creating humorless havoc and preposterous resolutions.
If there were real people in a real story here, believe me, Id gladly give it away, because there is nothing else to tell about and because Id happily repay the author for two of the worst hours of my playgoing life. Even the excellent Derek McLanes décor is a disaster, and Evan Yionoulis directs the actors to churn up a vacuum. Christopher C. Fuller does even less with his role than is there; Patricia Clarkson, Geoffrey Nauffts, Daniel Jenkins, and the enchanting Joanna Going thrash about valiantly to scarcely less scant effect.