Show Details
A Delicate Balance
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A Delicate Balance

Oct 15, 2014 - Feb 22, 2015
Running time: 2:55
PLAYING @
John Golden Theatre
252 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
By Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, S, N, R, W, Q, A, C, E to 42nd St/Times Square.
By Bus: Take the M7, M20, or M104 bus.
Show Description:
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ADDITIONAL INFO

Audience Advisory
Adult themes & language
Age Guidance: 16
Show Notes
2 Intermissions.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

Wheelchairs
Four ADA compliant viewing locations with companion seating. Transfer optional.
Seating
Orchestra on ground level. Lower lounge, front and rear mezzanine reached only by stairs.
Elevator\Escalator
There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.
Parking
Valet parking lot: North side of street between Broadway & 8th Ave. Vans enter on 46th St. Valet parking garage: South side of 45th St.(east of Shubert Alley) between Broadway & 8th Ave. No vans.
Curb Ramps
(2.5" lip) SW corner of 45th St. & Broadway; NW corner 45th St. & Broadway.
Entrance
Double doors in series: 1st set (each 28.5") has one pair of automatic doors from 45th St. to Ticket Lobby with push-button control, incline up to 2nd set (each 28", attended by ushers) to Orchestra.
Box Office
Ticket lobby. Counters 43". Accessible pass-through with writing shelf at 32". Assistance available.
Restroom
Womens and Mens: Lower lounge. Down nineteen steps with continuous handrails. Wheelchair accessible restroom off premises. Assistance available.
Water Fountain
Lower lounge, in restrooms.
Telephone
Lower lounge. Coin slot at 54". Cord 29". Volume control. TTY, shelf and electric outlet.
Assisted Listening System
Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance.
Visual Assistance
Low vision seats available for puchase in person, online, or over the phone.
Folding Armrests
Nine row-end seats with folding armrests.

VIDEOS

REVIEWS

Lithgow is riveting every moment he’s on stage — which is a lot — even when Tobias is silent. As he takes the character from quiet restraint to explosive urgency, he doesn’t miss a beat and never for a second loses his equilibrium. His is a delicate — and distinctive — balance.

-----New York Daily News
“A Delicate Balance” is no play for sissies. Edward Albee won the Pulitzer but unnerved audiences with his 1966 drawing-room drama about an upper-middle-class family of WASP's who are suddenly gripped by a mysterious existential malaise. All these years later, it’s still very disturbing to look this work in the eye.... 

-----Variety
......It’s enough to be in the presence of these words again. That they indict even as they tickle makes their pleasure more satisfying. And make no mistake, Albee is indicting an American way of life that many in the audience probably enjoy. We are Agneses more than Tobiases, trying to maintain. “We’re not a communal nation, dear,” says Claire. “Giving, but not sharing, outgoing, but not friendly.”

-----Vulture, New York Magazine