|L-R John Glover, Kathleen Chalfant and Penny Fuller (Photo-Richard Termine)|
Whenever any two of them are in the same room, in the plays case, the handsome living room, verbal fireworks follow. All four in the same room produce a pyrotechnic display worthy of Macy's Fourth of July extravaganza or that other dysfunctional couple from Albee’s other huge Broadway hit "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?."
Oil is added to the fire when Agnes and Tobias's best friends, Edna and Harry arrive "to stay." Seems they are frightened in their own home and assume their best friends will accept them willingly into their household on a permanent basis. Their claim to Julia's old bedroom keeps her in an almost constant state of hysterics Playing this duo are Roberta Maxwell as Edna and James A. Stephens as Harry.
“One of the great joys of my life is having a working relationship with Edward Albee,” says director Emily Mann. "My admiration and respect for him is unshakeable. It’s an incredible privilege to be working on Edward’s masterpiece with him still here and very, very, clear in his needs, feelings, and desires for the place. He and I don’t mince words with each other. We’re honest with each other. We respect each other. We have a good banter, a good relationship, and also I learn so much from him. "A Delicate Balance" is one of the greatest American plays.”