A Delicate Balance
w Golden Theatre
A Delicate Balance on Broadway in New York, with Glenn Close and John Lithgow in the leading roles, is a true drama.
In A Delicate Balance, Agnes (Glenn Close) and Tobias (John Lithgow), a long-married couple, must maintain their equilibrium as over the course of a weekend they welcome home their 36-year old daughter (Martha Plimpton) after the collapse of her fourth marriage, and give shelter to their best friends (Bob Balaban and Clare Higgins) who seek refuge in their home, all the while tolerating Agnes’ alcoholic live-in sister, Claire (Lindsay Duncan).
Widely considered to be Edward Albee’s masterpiece, A Delicate Balance won the playwright his first of three Pulitzer Prizes for Drama when it opened on Broadway in 1966.
2 hours, 55 min incl. 2 intermissions