Tagora is about to launch a new series of Sunday morning online play readings.
Our first work will be Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance (see below for more details). The play has six characters – four women and two men – but anyone who wants to read a part will have the opportunity to do so. The readings will be on Sundays 4 and 11 February, from 11.00 to about 12.30, and will be via Zoom, details of which will be circulated to everyone wishing to take part.
If you are interested, in both dates or either one or the other, please contact Richard stating that you wish to take part, on which dates, and whether you would like to read one of the parts. You will then be contacted nearer the time with further information.
Tagora’s online committee is still considering possibilities for future readings. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please let us know. Members of the committee would be available to advise and assist anyone who wanted to present a piece themselves. Both short and longer works – one or two readings – are possible. Please let us know, using the above address.
We look forward to hearing from you.
A Delicate Balance is a three-act play by Edward Albee, written in 1965 and 1966. The uneasy existence of upper-middle-class suburbanites Agnes and Tobias and their permanent houseguest, Agnes’s witty and alcoholic sister Claire, is disrupted by the sudden appearance of lifelong family friends Harry and Edna, fellow empty nesters with free-floating anxiety, who ask to stay with them to escape an unnamed terror. They soon are followed by Agnes and Tobias’s bitter 36-year-old daughter Julia, who returns home following the collapse of her fourth marriage.