Glenn Close and John Lithgow too restrained in ‘Delicate Balance’

November 21, 2014 7:33 PM

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This new “A Delicate Balance” is like a Christmas fruitcake that’s been left out too long: It’s boozy and loaded with goodies — Glenn Close! John Lithgow! — but it’s also on the dry side.

The booze you can almost taste because Edward Albee’s characters are constantly liquoring up, probably to make up for their boredom. It’s a feeling you too may share during Pam MacKinnon’s bloodless production. She did a much better job with “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” two years ago.

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