Following the trend of recent revivals of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance in London and New York, Paris is now hosting a new production of this play. Delicate Balance (the French title drops the article) has been translated by playwright translator Pierre Laville. Recent translations by Laville include Tony Kushner's Slavs! , Terrence McNally's Master Class and Albee's Three Tall Women and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Starring in Delicate Balance are Genevieve Page (Agnes), Daniel Gelin (Tobie), Genevieve Fontanel (Claire), Annik Alane (Edna), Anne Consigny (Julia) and Andre Falcon (Harry). Page and Gelin have extensive film and theatre credits, including works with international film directors such as George Cukor, Luis Bunuel and Robert Altman for Page, and Alfred Hitchcock and Max Ophuls for Gelin.
Bernard Murat, one of the most successful directors of the past years, is also the busiest one, with four productions currently running. Besides Delicate Balance , Murat has directed three other plays: David Hare's Skylight , Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt's Frederick Ou Le Boulevard Du Crime and Sacha Guitry's Le Mari, La Femme Et L'Amant, in which Murat also stars.
For tickets and information on Delicate Balance at the Theatre Antoine, call 331-42-08- 771. Starts Nov. 30.