Great review for Colleen Coughenour in play

Excerpts from the Curtain Call
By LEE CLARK ZUMPE
Article published on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

“West Coast Players delivers dark, witty, unnerving social drama”

“Directed by Linda Woodruff Weir, West Coast Players’ production of “A Delicate Balance” finds its own perfect balance between dark comedy and drama.

‘Sometimes Edward Albee’s work is difficult to understand, is tough to sit through, but somehow you end up admiring the brilliance of his words, the wonderful dialogue he writes for these very off-putting characters,” Weir writes in her notes. “We absolutely admire Albee’s work and have enjoyed bringing these amazing and tragic figures to life. I realize this is Edward Albee, but this play is really funny, too.’

Weir is right, and her cast captures the cynical humor of this play perfectly.”

“Tom Costello and Colleen Coughenour play Tobias and Agnes. Coughenour is brutally domineering – though all that tyranny is uttered on a voice that is deceivingly calm and unruffled. Her insults and slights are eloquently articulated…Costello and Coughenour both manage to convey the most important aspect of their characters: Agnes and Tobias have a developed a kind of existential paralysis.”

For full review see TBN Weekly.

Opening FRIDAY!

A DELICATE BALANCE
by Edward Albee

September 25 – October 11, 2015

 

In Albee’s Pulitzer Prize (1967) and Tony Award-Winning Drama(1996), forces collide bringing doubt, recrimination, and ultimately solace, to the “delicate balance” of Agnes and Tobias’ world.

A Delicate Balance stars Sadra Bostick, Tom Costello, Colleen Coughnour, Janice Creneti, Alicia Jiracek, and Dennis Winchester and is directed by Linda Weir.

Agnes and Tobias, a well-off, middle-aged couple, have their complacency shattered when friends Harry and Edna appear on their doorstep, claiming a nameless fear has driven them from their home.   This household, already teetering from the “willful” drinking of Agnes’ sister, is further upset by the return of the couple’s daughter seeking sanctuary from her fourth failed marriage.

Performances are Sept 25 – Oct 11, 2015.
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm.
Sunday matinees at 2 pm.Tickets are $19.  Student Discount Tickets are $15.
Group Discounts available for parties of 10 or more.

Purchase Your Tickets Today!

West Coast Players Theatre
21905 US 19 North, Clearwater, FL 33765.

Directions to the theatre can be found at www.wcplayers.org.

 

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