Joanna McClelland Glass
Set for Limited Run at Gloucester Stage
Saturday Matinee is Pay-As-You-Can
Wednesday and Thursday Peformances Offer
Half Price for Cape Ann Residents
Gloucester Stage announces a limited run of Joanna McClelland Glass’ poignant and powerful Trying from July 29 through August 8 in the air-conditioned comfort of Gloucester Stage Company at 267 East Main St., Gloucester, MA. This cross-generational tour de force set in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. from 1967 to 1968 is the story of Sarah, a determined young secretary from the Canadian prairie, who finds herself working for the aging Francis Biddle, Attorney General under Franklin D. Roosevelt and the primary Chief Judge of the Nuremberg Trials. An intimate and inspiring story, Trying is based on the playwright’s own experience as Biddle’s personal secretary from 1967-68. Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Eric C. Engel, the production features the return of Gloucester Stage favorite Richard Mawe as Judge Frances Biddle and Gloucester Stage newcomer Becky Webber as Sarah Schorr in a limited run of two weeks.
The performance schedule for Trying is Thursday, July 29 through Saturday, July 31 at 8 pm; Wednesday, August 4 through Saturday, August 7 at 8 pm; Saturday matinees on July 31 and August 7 at 3 pm & Sunday performances on August 1 and August 8 at 4 pm. A limited amount of discount tickets are available to Cape Ann residents for all Wednesday and Thursday 8 pm performances. For these performances only, Cape Ann residents can purchase half price tickets for $18.50. Advance reservations are strongly suggested to ensure tickets at the discounted price. Year round Cape Ann residents must identify themselves as Cape Ann residents when making a reservation and proof of residency must be presented at the box office the night of the performance. The 3 pm Saturday matinee on July 31 is a special Pay What You Can matinee. For this Saturday matinee only the ticket price is Pay What You Can. Following the 4 pm performance on Sunday, August 1, audiences are invited to a free post show discussion with the artists from Trying. Gloucester Stage is handicapped accessible. Ticket prices are $37 for all performances. Senior citizen & student tickets are $32 for all performances. For reservations or further information, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.org.
Art for Trying: Credit should include: GSC Designer Melissa Wagner-O’Malley; Photos: istock; Richard Mawe photo courtesy of Capital