A Delicate Balance

by Edward Albee, directed by Marna Lawrence

Mar. 30, 31, Apr. 1, 2007 (Fri.-Sun.) Starting out as a drawing room comedy of manners, the play evolves into a deeply moving drama. It's a weekend in the wealthy suburban home of Agnes and Tobias, who share their ménage with Agnes' alcoholic sister, Claire, who speaks unpleasant truths and has a yen for her brother-in-law. The family is expecting, once again, the return of their daughter Julia, after the break-up of her fourth marriage. Into this walk best friends of Agnes and Tobias who claim a nameless terror has driven them from their home and seek refuge for the night. They move into Julia's room, and the next day say they are planning to stay. This 1966 Pulitzer Prize winner, which had a stunning revival in 1996, is filled with humor and compassion, and is both a penetrating and gentle play.

Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Ave, Albany, NY.
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Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM.