Academy of Lifelong Learning

Read a Play: Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance - Session 1

Judith Kohl

Mondays, September 12 – October 10 (five weeks in class, followed by performance)

4:15 – 5:30 pm

Moderated Discussion

This course will coordinate with the Garfield Center for the Arts’ production of Edward Albee’s award winning play A Delicate Balance directed by Bonnie Hill, presented weekends October 14-23, 2016. After an introductory session covering Albee’s biography and place in American theatre, subsequent sessions will be devoted to reading and analyzing key scenes, which students will read aloud. If possible, Director Hill and others will attend a class to help us further understand Albee’s multi-leveled psychological play. The final (sixth) class will be at the Garfield on Sunday, October 16th for the matinee performance, following which we will have a Q & A with the director and actors. Arrangements for tickets to the performance will be made during class sessions. Students should purchase Albee, A Delicate Balance: Broadway Edition (1996) ISBN 978-1-4683-1064-1, available on Amazon.