A Delicate Balance | Redtwist Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Wed., Sept. 22 and Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 30 2010
Price: $15-$30
Steve Scott's production of this 1967 Pulitzer Prize winner by Edward Albee is like an ill-tailored suit from an exceptionally fine store. The cast members don't quite fit--some are miscast as hyperliterate New England blue bloods, others are the wrong age, and no one is up to the script's brisk intellectual pace. But the exquisite material still feels great. With a mild suspension of disbelief, these acerbic two and a half hours--in which a privileged coterie discover how thoroughly they've squandered opportunities, advantages, and love--are at once satisfying and unsettling. Only in the inconclusive final scene do things peter out. --Justin Hayford

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