A Delicate Balance

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Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance, starring John Lithgow and Glenn Close and directed by Pam MacKinnon, comes to Broadway this fall. A Delicate Balance, which premiered on Broadway in 1966 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1967, offers insights into the unsettling existence of an upper-middle-class couple and members of their family who struggle to cope with life and its uncertainties.

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  • Preview: Oct. 20, 2014 Open: Nov. 20, 2014 Closed: Feb 22, 2015
  • A SCENE FROM THE FILM WITH KATHERINE HEPBURN, PAUL SCOFIELD, JOSEPH COTTON & LEE REMICK
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    CAST:

    Agnes Glenn Close Tobias John Lithgow Claire Lindsay Duncan Harry Bob Balaban Edna Clare Higgins Julia Martha Plimpton

    CREATIVE STAFF:

    Author Edward Albee Director Pam MacKinnon Settings Santo Loquasto Costumes Ann Roth Lighting Brian MacDevitt
  • SYNOPSIS

    In Albee’s A Delicate Balance, Tobias and Agnes, a long-married, suburban couple, must attempt to deal with a weekend filled with angst, uncertainty, and surprises. Their 36-year-old daughter, Julia, returns home after the disintegration of her fourth marriage; their longtime friends, Harry and Edna, show up at their doorstep with an undefined form of darkening anxiety; and Agnes’ sister, Claire, an alcoholic who has been living with the couple as a permanent houseguest, injects the proceedings with her loose, witty tongue.  
  • What is that thing of which we are all afraid? How do we deal with our most intimate, disturbing, and paralyzing fears? How are we able to survive a life that is defined by uncertainty? A Delicate Balance investigates those feelings that all of us experience but rarely acknowledge or discuss.
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