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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Show InformationPreview: 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
CASTAgnes Glenn Close Tobias John Lithgow Claire Lindsay Duncan Harry Bob Balaban Edna Clare Higgins Julia Martha Plimpton
CREATIVE STAFFAuthor Edward Albee Director Pam MacKinnon Settings Santo Loquasto Costumes Ann Roth Lighting Brian MacDevitt
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.
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- 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.