EDWARD ALBEE’S A DELICATE BALANCE

Original titleEDWARD ALBEE'S A DELICATE BALANCE
CategoryPlay
AgegroupAdults
Cast6 total (4 F and 2 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationNordic representation
TranslatorÖsten Rudal
TranslatorÅke Englund
LanguagesSwedish, Danish
This Pulitzer Prize winner is a simple story. One night a man and a woman whose marriage has drifted loose and who harbor the wifes alcoholic sister from the shocks of a bitter world receive visits from both their daughter, who is home after the wreck of her fourth marriage, and their best friends, a couple who have just had the shock of their life. The friends move in and lock the door. Before they finally leave, everyone faces the same terror. To recognize how they have frittered away love until they are at that delicate balance between sanity and madness. The depths of their lives to the reaches of despair are plumbed, showing the disintegration of love by default, its perversion to self/love and indulgence, and the terror that comes at the recognition of one’s own depravity from which there is no surcease for the sane. Winner of the 1996 Drama Desk Award, Best Revival.