If you didn’t know better, you might think Edward Albee’s “A Delicate Balance” takes place in a civilized home. One look at the tasteful furniture and book-lined shelves in the new Aurora Theatre Co. production suggests refinement and — dare we say it? — contentment. Read More
Playwright Edward Albee has called his mystifying 1964 “Tiny Alice” a “metaphysical melodrama.”
At the very least, it’s a metaphorical exploration of the nature of religious faith, specifically of Catholicism, and more specifically of the dichotomy between the God we’ve invented to suit ourselves and a possibly true and unknowable God.
Beyond that, to many, “Tiny Alice” (a name, by the way, that’s never mentioned as such in the play) is simply indecipherable. Read More