A production of Edward Albee’s ‘Delicate Balance’ continues this upcoming weekend at the Garfield Center for the Arts, with performances Friday (21st) and Saturday (22nd) at 8pm, and Sunday (23rd) at 3pm. Albee won Tony (1967) and Pulitzer (1967) awards for this 3-act play, depicting the stresses and struggles of an upper middle-class couple, their immediate family and friends. The production is dedicated to Edward Albee, who at the age of 88, passed away on September 16, 2016.
Director Bonnie Hill has assembled an excellent cast, and guided their fast-paced, intense and dialogue-heavy performances into a flawless presentation. Each of the six characters seeks understanding and acceptance of their private issue. However, the adult themes of this 50 year-old play remain ageless, and are easily assimilated with those of contemporary living.