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A DELICATE BALANCE
By Edward Albee
March 5- 8, 12-14, 2009

Directed by Alice Fell

Cast:

Agnes ............................. Marla Gousseff
Tobias .................................... Rick Katon
Claire ...................................... Janet Rich
Edna .....................................Marie Jones
Harry ......................................... Joe York
Julia ...................................... Sara Kruger

Delicate Balance

Delicate Balance

Delicate Balance        

Delicate Balance

Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize winning play opens with characters Agnes and Tobias spending a typical evening in their upscale New England home. They are living an outwardly quiet yet inwardly conflicted life. This evening is no different and is fraught with Agnes's sarcastic, bitter remarks about her alcoholic, wise cracking, live-in sister, and Tobias' fruitless attempts at mediation. When dysfunctional but painfully honest Julia, their daughter visits upon the demise of yet another marriage, the conversations heat up. Add to the mix an unwelcome intrusion, from life long friends Harry and Edna who bring with them their own fears and immediate travail, the household erupts, and emotional chaos ensues.

Masks are off, and painfully honest confrontation leads the characters to self revelations. It is a truly gripping show...but in the style of, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Albee does leave us with a ray of hope for this group of deep and multi-layered characters.

 

Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance