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Support Community Theatre: Embro's Thistle Theatre

Coming up at  Embro's Thistle Theatre

Trying
by Joanna McClelland Glass

Production Dates: Jan 31, Feb 1, 2, 6, 7 & 8, 2014

This play is inspired by real-life experience as personal secretary to the brilliant and irascible Judge Francis Biddle, former Attorney General of the United States and Chief Justice for the Nuremberg Trials.

After a series of disappointing failures with secretaries, Judge Biddle, who is eighty-one and in failing health, is apprehensive when a very young and inexperienced Sarah Schorr arrives to work with him in his small office over the garage of his retirement home in Washington D.C.

Sarah is most impressed by Judge Biddle’s formidable memory formidable memory of his experiences throughout the first three-quarters of the twentieth century. His ancestry and his position in the centers of American power contrast strongly with her lowly beginnings in small town Saskatchewan. However, when she feels threatened by his rigidity, imperious manner and unfair bullying, she stands up for herself and eventually becomes a respected and valuable helpmate.

While undergoing the personal stresses of her own marriage and impending motherhood, Sarah efficiently brings order out of chaos in Judge Biddle’s deteriorating life and helps him regain some of his lost self-respect.

John Butcher as Judge Biddle
Julia Lacasse as Judge Biddle's secretary Sarah Schorr

Director: Harold Arbuckle

Tickets:
$18 General Admission
$16 Members

Call 519-475-4201

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