The weighty drama -- lightened with humor -- "A Delicate Balance" is coming to a Key West stage courtesy of the Fringe Theater.
The 1967 Pulitzer Prize winner by Edward Albee runs Feb. 20 to 22, then Feb. 27 to March 1 and March 6 to 8 at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front St. Tickets are $35 ($60 for opening night and a reception) and can be purchased at www.Keystix.com or by calling 295-7676.
Agnes and Tobias are an upper-class married couple that has managed to slip into a comfortable pattern of uneasiness over time.
Their life is turned upside down when their oft-married daughter leaves her home and returns to the nest -- along with Tobias and Agnes's best friends, a couple that is certainly old enough to know better. How long will the unwitting hosts be able to balance honesty with civility?
Key West real-life husband and wife Monnie and Peter King play Agnes and Tobias. Tammy Shanley plays the insightful sister, Claire.
Caroline Taylor is the confrontational daughter Julia. Kathy Russ and Richard Grusin are anxious neighbors Edna and Harry.