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A Delicate Balance

by Edward Albee


The Cast of A Delicate Balance

Written in 1966, Edward Albee’s play, “A Delicate Balance”,  is a wry, and at times cynical comment on the modern family.  Whilst I’m sure he’s not claiming that this is a typical family, the conflicting demands of friends and relatives, the easy divorce and the alcohol dependence are increasingly prevalent. His observations are about American society in 1966 but such is the timelessness of its subject that when the play undertook a national tour in 2000, Albee needed to change just two words. The 'Delicate Balance' of the title is not only that equilibrium that maintains families despite the stresses of modern living; it is also the fine line between sanity and madness which is the constant preocupation of Agnes who is forced to serve as the head of this damaged family

 

The Cast

Agnes Margaret Baldwin
Tobias Gordon Stewart
Claire Amanda Watkins
Julia Jo Price
Edna Beverley Meek
Harry Howard Jones
   

Director: Dave Baldwin

The Crew

Stage Manager Richard Worrall
Sound & Lighting Charles Wintour
  Dave Shaw
ASM Beverley Powell
  Betty Beddows
Costume & Props Stella Truscott
Front of House Members of the company

 

28th March 2009 Brockweir Mackenzie Hall
3rd & 4th April 2009 Fownhope Memorial Hall
17th & 18th April 2009 Upton Bishop Millennium Hall
24th & 25th April 2009 Ruardean Memorial Hall

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