A Delicate Balance

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A play by Edward Albee (1928-*) about the confusion that erupts through a modern family’s attempt to avoid pain and discomfort. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, 1967.

The original text

First produced at the Martin Beck Theatre on Broadway on September 12, 1966. Published by Jonathan Cape, 1968.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1978: First produced in South Africa at the Baxter Theatre in 1978, directed by Rosalie van der Gucht. The cast: Zoë Randall, Michael Atkinson, Diana Allen, Pamela Stein, Ethwyn Grant, Ronald France. Costumes by Helen Rooza, lighting by Pip Marshall, stage manager Terry Hoffman assisted by Merle Lifson.

1993: Produced by PACT in 1993, directed by Francois Swart with Sandra Duncan, Michael McCabe, Jacqui Singer and Dale Cutts.


A Delicate Balance theatre programme, 1978, donated by Tony Fletcher, held by NELM: [Collection: FLETCHER, Jill]: 2005. 75. 19. 9 .

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