The Wax

The Wax
by Kathleen Tolan

Productions (2)
  • Comedy
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 5 f, 4 m (8-9 actors possible: 4-5 f, exactly 4 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: A room in an old, seaside, New England hotel

The Wax
by Kathleen Tolan

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Productions (2)
  • Comedy
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 5 f, 4 m (8-9 actors possible: 4-5 f, exactly 4 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: A room in an old, seaside, New England hotel

At an out of town wedding, in a hotel by the sea, a bevy of soul-searching writers and scientists finds itself catapulted into full existential crisis. When lust and longing pervade, passion and poetry prevail, in this postmodern ode to middle-age mania.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

At an out of town wedding, in a hotel by the sea, a bevy of soul-searching writers and scientists finds itself catapulted into full existential crisis. When lust and longing pervade, passion and poetry prevail, in this postmodern ode to middle-age mania.

  • Comedy
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 5 f, 4 m (8-9 actors possible: 4-5 f, exactly 4 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: A room in an old, seaside, New England hotel

Published Reviews

"Ms. Tolan...is using the rules of classic sexual farce to make points about the ways people fail to connect and about the gap between desire and fulfillment... It's a promising premise, one that Ms. Tolan has carried out with thematic cohesiveness, right down to her use of musical imagery, and an obvious affection for each of her lonely characters."

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"If a play can have the equivalent of a show-stopping tune in a musical, that showstopper in Kathleen Tolan's The Wax is the monologue in which...Ben, a critic with a well-honed instinct for self-dramatization, relates how he and Hal met and became a twosome. That scene has stayed with me since I first saw it in the play's workshop production..."

Elyse Sommer, CurtainUp

"The play crackles and fizzes with a kind of electricity that's downright visceral, so well-drawn and clearly-voiced are its characters."

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NOV 17, 2005 - DEC 02, 2005
Bates College
Lewiston, ME United States
Bates College Lewiston, ME United States
JAN 01, 2001 - JAN 31, 2001
Playwrights Horizons
New York, NY United States
Playwrights Horizons New York, NY United States
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JAN 01, 2001 - JAN 31, 2001
Playwrights Horizons
New York, NY United States
Playwrights Horizons New York, NY United States