A Delicate Balance

Thu Feb 28 2013

7:30 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Actors Theatre

855 Bush Street Between Mason and Taylor San Francisco, CA 94108

All Ages

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Edward Albee in his play A Delicate Balance has often been credited with creating an archetype for American drama with its classic study of the American family, albeit a quite dysfunctional one. The play looks into the confusion that erupts in a modern family’s attempt to avoid pain and discomfort, which, as Albee demonstrates, only creates more pain and discomfort. The play’s major themes are denial of emotions (and often reality itself), loss of opportunities and potential, and regret over paths not taken as reflected in the lives of a very well-to-do suburban couple who have retired but find their long-sought freedom about to collapse. In the period of one weekend, their home comes under attack by emotionally wounded family members and friends, who, in the end, expose the couple’s own emotional insecurities. ATSF's production is directed by Keith Phillips and co-directed by Carole Robinson and John Krause; features Delinda Dane, Randy Hurst, Rachel Klyce, Christian Phillips, Jessica Risco and Linden Young.

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A Delicate Balance

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Actors Theatre of San Francisco

A Delicate Balance

Thu Feb 28 2013 7:30 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Actors Theatre San Francisco CA
A Delicate Balance
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All Ages

Edward Albee in his play A Delicate Balance has often been credited with creating an archetype for American drama with its classic study of the American family, albeit a quite dysfunctional one. The play looks into the confusion that erupts in a modern family’s attempt to avoid pain and discomfort, which, as Albee demonstrates, only creates more pain and discomfort. The play’s major themes are denial of emotions (and often reality itself), loss of opportunities and potential, and regret over paths not taken as reflected in the lives of a very well-to-do suburban couple who have retired but find their long-sought freedom about to collapse. In the period of one weekend, their home comes under attack by emotionally wounded family members and friends, who, in the end, expose the couple’s own emotional insecurities. ATSF's production is directed by Keith Phillips and co-directed by Carole Robinson and John Krause; features Delinda Dane, Randy Hurst, Rachel Klyce, Christian Phillips, Jessica Risco and Linden Young.

A Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance

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