Lisa Schwarzbaum
June 14, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Edward Albee’s 1966 drama about the alienation that undoes one WASP family used to salving the sting of need with the balm of alcohol has been stunningly revived by director Gerald Gutierrez (The Heiress). It boasts the strongest ensemble cast on Broadway, including 1996 Tony-winner George Grizzard. But the most important two words to remember are Elaine Stritch. As the family drunk who knows and tells the truth, that great dame owns the stage in A Delicate Balance. A

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