Written by Joanna McClelland Glass
Directed by Sandy Shinner
March 19 – May 15, 2004


In Trying, Weaver will originate the role of Francis Biddle, former Attorney General of the United States under Franklin Roosevelt, who hires Sarah, a direct, plain-spoken newlywed from the Canadian prairie, to be his personal secretary. Ill and irascible, the 81-year-old Biddle functions, as he says, “somewhere between lucidity and senility” and announces he only has one year left to live. Sarah is sensitive and vulnerable but determined to last out that year. Together they “try” to communicate across significant barriers of age and class.


Sandy Shinner – Director
Jenny Montgomery – Assistant Director
Jeff Bauer – Scenic Designer
Jacqueline Reid – Lighting Designer
Carolyn Cristofani – Costume Designer
Andrew Hopson – Sound Designer
Christopher Ash – Props Designer, Assistant Set Designer
Tina Jach – Stage Manager


Kati Brazda (Sarah Schorr)
Fritz Weaver (Judge Biddle)