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In Trying, Fritz Weaver will originate the role of Francis Biddle, a "Philadelphia Biddle," and 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.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Greenhouse Theater, Chicago