Trying | Gallery 7 Theatre
Gallery 7 Theatre


by Joanna McClelland Glass

Jan 28 - Feb 05, 2022


The year is 1968. Sarah Schor, a young Canadian woman from Saskatchewan, takes on the role of secretary to Judge Francis Biddle, a one-time US Attorney General and Chief Judge of the American Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, in what he believes to be the final year of his life. The feisty judge soon meets his match in the equally feisty twenty-something as they navigate working together in rapidly changing times. A poignant, often humorous drama based on the playwright’s real-life experience, the play explores timely themes of aging and trying to understand one another in the midst of generational uniqueness and changing perspectives.

Exquisitely literate, moving and compelling.
Comic and touching.
New York Times
Trying is a portrait of generational reconciliation. It is enormously bracing theatre.
New York Daily News
Trying is a beautifully written, delicate and engaging two-hander.
The Globe & Mail


Abbotsford Arts Centre
2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford


120 minutes plus one intermission.


January 28 & 29, February 1 – 5, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
Matinees: January 29 & Feb. 5, 2022 @ 2:00 PM

Understudy Performances: January 29th @ 2:00 PM & February 1 @ 7:30 PM

The sisters from Pride & Prejudice gather around their mother who has fainted.

Ticket Info

Section A:
$30 Adults | $28 Seniors/Students | $12 Child

Section B:
$25 Adults | $22 Seniors/Students | $12 Child

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Cheryl Sileikies

Sarah Schorr

Glen Pinchin

Glen Pinchin

Judge Biddle

Karen Street

Karen Street

Sarah Schorr (Understudy)


Brad Felton

Judge Biddle (Understudy)

Creative Team

Jacq Ainsworth

Jacq Ainsworth


Nelly Fargeon

Nelly Fargeon

Stage Manager

Andrew Potts

Andrew Potts

Set Designer

Des Hale

Des Hale

Costume Designer

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