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 had been Attorney General of the United States 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.
"Comic and touching. " - The New York Times
"Trying is a portrait of generational reconciliation. It is enormously bracing theatre." - New York Daily News
"Trying is a beautifully written, delicate and engaging two-hander." - Toronto Globe and Mail
"Unquestionably a Pulitzer Prize contender." - Chicago Sun-Times
"The number one rated show in New York." - Zagat Theater Survey
"Exquisitely literate, moving and compelling." - Variety