A Delicate Balance

  • A Delicate Balance at Live Arts By Edward Albee
  • Directed by Fran Smith
  • October 13 to November 11, 2017
  • Founders Theater
  • Sponsored by George Worthington and Cameron Mowat
  • Performed by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

“Be prepared for a surprise: an evening of theatrical fireworks that prompt astonished oohs and ahs, genuine laughter and a certain amount of delicious unease.”  –  New York Times

Sometimes order, no matter how stultifying, is the only defense against chaos, and so we cling to it. In his first Pulitzer Prize-winning play, the late Edward Albee uses sharp, musical dialogue and painful interplay among his characters to explore the shattering effects of fear on our everyday lives. How do we go on in the face of nameless, but real, terror? And when the terror recedes, can we regain our equilibrium, can things return to normal after we’ve shown our frailty to our world?

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  • Bob Button, Producer
  • Fran Smith, Director
  • Tim White, Assistant Director
  • Kathleen Mueller, Production Stage Manager
  • Gwyn Gilliam, Set Designer
  • Steven Reid, Lighting Designer
  • Alex Straume, Sound Designer
  • Martha Stafford, Costume Designer
  • Eliza Abbey, Properties Designer
  • Lotta Lofgren, Dramaturge
  • Sam Carannante, Master Carpenter


  • Boomie Pedersen…. AGNES
  • Chris Baumer…. TOBIAS
  • Kiri Gardner…. JULIA
  • Jamie Virostko…. CLAIRE
  • Tim Read…. HARRY
  • Jane McDonald…. EDNA

See the A Delicate Balance Study Guide