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TRYING at International City Theatre


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Melinda Schupmann – Arts In LA

A theatrical reminiscence by Joanna McClelland Glass about a time when she served as secretary to Judge Francis Biddle gets a standout production at International City Theatre. Its casting choices—Tony Abatemarco playing Biddle, Paige Lindsey White as his assistant Sarah “with an h”—make the very literate and demanding script a thoughtful and intimate view of two people whose lives are changing. Read more…

Margaret Gray – LA Times

In “Trying,” now in a beautifully acted revival at Long Beach’s International City Theatre, the playwright Joanna McClelland Glass dramatizes the year she spent as secretary to Judge Francis Biddle in 1967-68. Read more…

Neal Weaver  – Stage Raw

In 1967, when she was just 24 years old, playwright Joanna McClelland Glass took a job as secretary to Judge Francis Biddle, who was nearing the end of a long and illustrious career. He was one of “the Philadelphia Biddles,” whose ancestors arrived in America in 1681. Read more…

Now running through Sept 14.