A Delicate Balance: A Play in Three Acts
Full Length, Drama
Characters: 2 male, 4 female
This Pulitzer Prize winner enjoyed a stunning Broadway revival in 1996 with George Gizzard, Rosemary Harris and Elaine Stritch. Wealthy middle-aged couple, Agnes and Tobias have their complacency shattered when Harry and Edna, longtime friends appear at their doorstep. Claiming an encroaching, nameless "fear" has forced them from their own home, these neighbors bring a firestorm of doubt, recrimination and ultimately solace, upsetting the "delicate balance" of Agnes and Tobias' household.
Winner of the 1996 Drama Desk and Award, Best Revival.
"Powerful...A beautiful play filled with humor and compassion, and touched with poetry...[with] the stature and eloquence of a classic."-New York Daily News
"A brilliant play."-New York Post
"An evening of theatrical fireworks."-The New York Times
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Review: A Delicate BalanceUser Review - K Brooks - Goodreads
"We do what we can...we keep it from falling apart" Honestly, I could write essays and essays about this play and I've spent probably too much time trying to figure out how to write this review. I ... Read full review
Review: A Delicate BalanceUser Review - Steven Beales - Goodreads
If you like your plays full of self-obsessed, pitiful drunks, whining about the nothing was of existence and tearing each other apart with sarcasm, then you'll love this play. Read full review