SEBAGO – The Schoolhouse Arts Center will present “Trying,” by Joanna McClelland Glass March 13-15 in the new Black Box Theater. “Trying” is a two-character play based on the author’s experience during 1967-1968, when she worked for Francis Biddle at his home in Washington, D.C. Judge Biddle served as U.S. attorney general under Franklin Roosevelt.

After the war, President Truman named him chief judge of the American Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. The play is about a young Canadian girl and an old, Philadelphia aristocrat, “trying” to understand each other in what Biddle knows is the final year of his life.

“We spent months together, “trying” to negotiate and span our enormous differences of youth and age, of class and culture. Occasionally he drove me to tears, but I knew that I was witnessing a man of great intellectual stature doing battle, fiercely, with his mortality. And as our sometimes comical, sometimes argumentative days together passed, my fondness for him grew,” Glass wrote on Broadway.com in the fall of 2004,

“Trying” is for mature audiences.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. Call 642-3743 for reservations. The Black Box Theater is on Route 114, just north of Routes 114 and 35.


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