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Sexy & haunting, this completely unique work spins a tale of a woman emerging from a waxen statue as her doppelganger plunges into his own vat of 140° molten wax.

Wax & Wayne premiered at the Oerol Festival of Site-Specific Theater in The Netherlands, June 2002. It met critical acclaim during its Chicago run, August 2002 and packed the house at the PerformingArtsChicago/edge festival in Chicago, March 2003. Wax & Wayne won the FringeNYC Excelence Award for Unique Theatrical Experience. Contact us to bring Wax & Wayne to a theater near you.

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Info:

Our Lady of Pompeii Studio 3B
25 Carmine Street (Carmine & Bleecker)
See the FringeNYC Program Guide online.

Directions:
Subway: A, C, E to West 4th Street, or
1,2,3,9 to Christopher Street
Sheridan Sq. from the North, or
West Houston from the South

Parking:
7th Avenue South & Morton Street,
West 3rd Street between 6th Avenue and MacDougal Street

 

 

 

Body of Work
WAX & WAYNE

FringeNYC
August, 2003
The New York International Fringe Festival
A production of the Present Company

FringeNYC Execellence Award:
Unique Theatrical Experience


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"Just when you think the Fringe has run out of new ideas, something surprises you....The strikingly beautiful images in Wax & Wayne often defy expectations....It’s like a Twilight Zone episode set in Madame Tussaud’s museum.

The ingenuity with which Strell and Underwood utilize wax would be enough to make a brilliant piece, but these Chicago performers also craft a riveting narrative that brings to mind influences as diverse as Strindberg, Pygmalion and Frankenstein.

Special credit must go to Tom Howe, who provides the evening’s creepy soundtrack.....His orchestra of everyday objects makes the clangers in Stomp sound like mere noisemakers.”
by Jason Zinoman [ Time Out New York ]

Credits: [ bios ]

CONCEIVED BY
Meghan Strell, Larry Underwood & Charlie Levin

PERFORMED BY
Meghan Strell, Larry Underwood, & Tom Howe

DIRECTION
John Musial

COMPOSITION
Tom Howe

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Sage Reed

LIGHTING DESIGN
John Musial
Ben Spicer

STAGE MANAGEMENT
Sarah Seaman