by Joanna McClelland Glass
Jan 28 - Feb 5, 2022
Abbotsford Arts Centre
A timely and humorous drama set in the 1960’s, a young Canadian woman and an old Philadelphia aristocrat, two equally feisty individuals separated by age and generational difference, ‘try’ to understand each other in the midst of rapidly changing times.
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
AUDIENCE ADVISORY: This play contains minimal instances of strong or coarse language important to the honest portrayal of the characters.
$30 Adults | $28 Seniors/Students | $12 Child
$25 Adults | $22 Seniors/Students | $12 Child
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Sarah Schorr (Understudy)
Judge Biddle (Understudy)
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