Edward Albee, the four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Three Tall Women, makes his Yale Rep debut with a new production of his masterpiece, A Delicate Balance.
Friday night in the suburbs. Agnes and Tobias are a well-off, long-married couple who share their home with Agnes's older sister, Claire, a self-proclaimed "drunk." The delicate balance of their lives has already begun to teeter when their best friends arrive unexpectedly, asking if they can stay--indefinitely. The next day, their grown daughter shows up, expecting to move home again after the collapse of her fourth marriage. Agnes and Tobias soon realize they must make some difficult choices about what to do next.
Artistic Director James Bundy (2009's Death of a Salesman) stages this social comedy about the fragile nature of marriages, families, and friendships.