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A Delicate Balance

Edward Albee

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4f, 2m

A Delicate Balance
by Edward Albee

Winner! 1967 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner! Outstanding Revival of a Play - 1996 Drama Desk Award
Winner! Best Revival of a Play - 1996 Tony® Award

"Powerful... A beautiful play filled with humor and compassion, and touched with poe…

A Delicate Balance

by  Edward Albee

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    4f, 2m
Description
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.

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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A living-room

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4f, 2m
Cast Attributes
M2 (60s) F4 (30-50s)

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Edward Albee

Edward Albee was born on March 12, 1928, and began writing plays 30 years later. His plays include The Zoo Story (1958), The American Dream (1960), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1961-62, Tony Award), Tiny Alice (1964), A Delicate Balance (1966, Pulitzer Prize; 1996, Tony Award), All Over (1971), Seascape (1974, Puli ...

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