The world premiere of Kathleen Tolan's comedy, The Wax, at Playwrights Horizons in 2000-2001, now has Brian Kulick attached as director, and will play January-February 2001 instead of November December.
David Petrarca was originally mentioned as director for fall 2000, but Kulick (whose Pericles and The Winter's Tale have been seen at The Public Theater) will step in to helm the play about an out-of-town wedding set at a hotel by the sea. Kulick is artistic associate of The Public Theater in New York City.
In The Wax, according to the production announcement, "a bevy of soul-searching writers and scientists find themselves in full midlife existential crisis, and in a bedroom farce, to boot. Lust and love, passion and poetry collide in this hilarious roll on the middle aged hay."
No casting has been announced. Tolan's A Girl's Life, a coming-of age drama, has been seen regionally and was a finalist in 1997's Susan Smith Blackburn Prize competition. She was a member of Andre Gregory's Manhattan Project in the early 1970s. Her work has been produced at Playwrights Horizons, the Public Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville and elsewhere.
The 141-seat Off-Broadway nonprofit, committed to shepherding playwrights and new works, will also offer two plays in its smaller studio space on 42nd Street. Christopher Shinn's Other People plays the Studio Oct. 12-Nov. 5. A second play will be announced. Tim Sanford is artistic director of Playwrights Horizons.
For information about Playwrights Horizons, check out the web site at www.playwrightshorizons.org, or call (212) 279 4200.
-- By Kenneth Jones