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He based her on his mother. The cantankerous, mischievous, elegant dowager, 92 years old–or only 91, by her admission–that leads Three Tall Women is Edward Albee’s invocation of the woman who never accepted him. He left home, like the son in the play; we can assume his being gay had something to do with it. (There’s one fleeting reference to walking in on him with others.) And possibly he never forgave her, at least in life. “A” never forgives her son, either. They reconcile when she’s older, when she needs him, but they never dig deep enough for absolution.
THEATER REVIEW: A Delicate Balance Golden Theater, New York, January 18, 2015 “I was wondering when it would begin… when it would start.” -Claire For the first forty minutes of A Delicate Balance, Edward Albee teases us with the passive-aggressive whispers of a sedate upper-class family, sipping anisette (“Sticky.”) and cognac in their austere living-room. Agnes, […]