A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee
Agnes and Tobias seem to live a quiet enough life, even with Agnes' ever-present, alcoholic sister Claire making an occasional scene. Then, when on one night their best friends, Harry and Edna, arrive unannounced and lock themselves upstairs with no intention of leaving, and their daughter, Julia, comes home from the failure of her fourth marriage, the delicate balance of their family begins to unravel.
Albee's remarkable, ageless play gives no easy answers, but within the bite, wit and unexpected twists and turns of this family in crisis we are treated to a masterpiece of modern drama. Themes of loss, love, family and failure are nothing new to Albee, but in A Delicate Balance they converge in a frightening roller-coaster ride that dissembles the promise of the American dream.
Directed by Shotgun company member, and Custom Made actress, Katja Rivera, and featuring company members Leah S. Abrams (The Heidi Chronicles) and AJ Davenport (Slavs!), returning actress Shelley Lynn Johnson (Finding the Sun), and introducing new Custom Made players Jean Forsman, Stuart Hall and Dennis McIntyre, A Delicate Balance opens Feb 12th.
Custom Stage @ Off-Market
965 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|