Audition notice for the play “Trying” by Joanna McClelland Glass

CASTING: 1 male, 1 female

Judge Biddle - An eighty-one year old, once brilliant man who was Attorney General of the United States under Franklin Roosevelt. After a long and illustrious career he now functions, as he says, "somewhere between lucidity and senility". He is the aristocratic scion of an old, Main Line Philadelphia family.

Sarah Schorr - A twenty-five year old girl who has been hired, by Mrs. Biddle, to the judge's secretary. She is a direct, plain-spoken, pleasant girl, originally from the prairie province of Saskatchewan.

Audition dates:
Sunday, December 8, 1 to 3:30 pm
Monday, December 9, 7 to 9 pm
Call Backs if needed Wednesday, December 11
Auditions will be a cold read
St. Marys Presbyterian Church - Atrium - 147 Widder St E
(use back door from parking lot)

Show Dates: April 23-26 and April 30 - May 3, 2020
St. Marys Town Hall Theatre

Synopsis:
Judge Frances Biddle is a crusty 80 year old who was Attorney General under Franklin Roosevelt. He just can’t seem to find the right person to assist him in organizing the papers and experiences of a brilliant career. Many have tried, but none have succeeded. Just as he decides that there’s no one who can meet his expectations, Sarah Schorr, a 25 year old, plain-spoken girl from Saskatchewan, arrives at his office. Biddle’s wife hopefully has finally found someone with the gumption to handle this curmudgeon? Set in Georgetown, Washington, DC, in November 1967, Trying is based on playwright Joanna McClelland Glass’ experience working for Judge Biddle. It is a heart-warming story of friendship, understanding and mutual respect.

Directed by Harold Arbuckle
Produced by Marie Stevens
Contact: Marie Stevens - marie.stevens@rogers.com

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