A Delicate Balance, with Chalfant and Herrmann, Begins Yale Rep Run Oct. 22

News   A Delicate Balance, with Chalfant and Herrmann, Begins Yale Rep Run Oct. 22
 
Tony Award nominee Kathleen Chalfant and Tony winner Edward Herrmann try to maintain A Delicate Balance at Yale Rep. The Edward Albee play about family and unexpected guests begins performances Oct. 22 in New Haven, CT.

Kathleen Chalfant and Edward Herrmann in rehearsal
Kathleen Chalfant and Edward Herrmann in rehearsal Photo by Ethan Heard

Yale Rep artistic director James Bundy stages A Delicate Balance, which officially opens Oct. 28 and runs through Nov. 23.

Chalfant (Angels in America, Passion Play) and Herrmann (Plenty, Mrs. Warren's Profession) lead a cast that also features Kathleen Butler (Three Tall Women), John Carter (Broadway's A Delicate Balance), Ellen McLaughlin (Angels in America) and Keira Naughton (The Rivals).

The creative team includes Chien-Yu Peng (set design), Aaron P. Mastin (costume design), Alan C. Edwards (lighting design) and Sarah Pickett (sound design).

Here's a look at Yale Rep's details on A Delicate Balance: "Friday night in the suburbs. Agnes and Tobias (Chalfant and Herrmann) are a well-off, long-married couple who share their home with Agnes's older sister, Claire (McLaughlin), a self-proclaimed 'drunk.' The delicate balance of their lives has already begun to teeter when their best friends (Butler and Carter) arrive unexpectedly, asking if they can stay—indefinitely. The next day, their grown daughter (Naughton) shows up, expecting to move home again after the collapse of her fourth marriage. Agnes and Tobias soon realize they must make some difficult choices about what to do next."

Yale Rep tickets are available by visiting YaleRep, by calling (203) 432-1234 or by visiting the Yale Rep box office (1120 Chapel Street).

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