Mar 19May 15, 2004
By Joanna McClelland Glass


Sandy Shinner


Joanna McClelland Glass


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


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.

Production Team

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