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A DELICATE BALANCE at the Odyssey Theatre

Photo by Enci Box

Photo by Enci Box

Myron Meisel – The Hollywood Reporter

A Delicate Balance (1967) won the Pulitzer Prize shamefully denied Edward Albee for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Spiky, stilted and maybe maddening to many, it was probably the most abstruse honoree at that point in the award’s history. Albee managed the difficult feat of being muskily dated and vanguardishly visionary at the same time. Read more…

Terry Morgan  -  Talkin’ Broadway

It’s interesting how differently one perceives things at different points in one’s life. When I first read Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balancein my twenties, I liked it but mostly fixated on the oddness and darkness. Seeing it done now, in my late forties, it seems like a much broader canvas, a play about what specifically holds society together. The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble production is superb, with an amazing cast that demonstrates how extraordinary this work really is. Read more…

Pauline Adamek  – Stage Raw

In Edward Albee’s first (of three) Pulitzer-prize winning plays (also including Seascape (1975) and Three Tall Women (1994), booze ever present and consumed, even at dawn. Naturally, the alcohol lubricates the conversation and so we watch the social exchange of this domestic drama grow increasingly feral as the story progresses.   Read more…

Now running through June 15.

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