"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."