The winner of the 1967 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “A Delicate Balance” tells the story of a wealthy middle-aged couple, Agnes and Tobias, who have their complacency shattered when long-time friends Harvey and Edna appear at their doorstep, claiming that an encroaching “fear” has forced them from their own home. These neighbors bring a firestorm of doubt, recrimination, and ultimately solace, upsetting the ‘delicate balance’ of Agnes and Tobias’ household.
Author: Edward Albee
With the exception of one cast member, the cast of “A Delicate Balance” had strong ties to Illinois Wesleyan University. Performer Shari Eubank, from Farmer City and a IWU senior, would soon go on to become a professional model and have a short film career in the late 60’s and 70’s.
The “Nostalgia” section in the program covered two decades, the 1934-1944 and 1945-1955. “A Delicate Balance” had a much smaller cast and could accommodate both decades.