AuthorName: Nicky Silver
Eras: CONTEMPORARY, 1951-2000
In this monologue, Libby is speaking to Paul. She asks him if he would like to know about her sister, Cynthia, who has just married Paul's best friend, Taylor.
Libby goes on to tell Paul that when Cynthia was 5 years old, she tried to murder Libby by placing a plastic bag over her head. She also recounts how Cynthia gouged out the eyes of all Libby's dolls while Libby was sitting innocently at school.
This monologue takes place toward the end of Act I, Scene Two. Libby is telling Paul about her night. She explains that she decided to go have a drink at a bar and put on an expensive dress that she thought was appropriate. She tells him that at first no one would talk to her, but eventually a large, older man came to sit with her. They went back to his place, had sex, and, as she was about to leave, the man handed her $300 much to her surprise.
This monologue takes place in the beginning of Act II, Scene Four. Libby speaks of how her sister, Cynthia, came to stay with her after giving birth to a stillborn baby and how she never told Cynthia's husband, Taylor, where she was. Libby reveals that she's been calling Taylor every day because she yearns to be the one to love him and help him, but he never calls her back. She then recounts the story of how she was having sex with the client who first mistook her for a prostitute when she began sobbing. When he asked her why, she told him that she has feelings for him and he, in turn, asked her to marry him. She told him she wasn't sure and he began having sex with her again. She ends by saying that it was Taylor she was imagining on top of her.
PlayName: Maiden's Prayer, The
Rating: Contains adult content
Copyright Status: Copyrighted
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Age Range: 30s - Early, 30s - Late
Dialects: Standard American