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IT'S (NOT) ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION to be Presented by Creative Cauldron Photo IT'S (NOT) ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION to be Presented by Creative Cauldron
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2021

Creative Cauldron will present¬†‚ÄúDifficult Conversations: Bridging the Divide,‚ÄĚ a new series of original plays. Addressing this challenging time of division and conflict, Creative Cauldron looks to writers in the DMV for inspiration and healing.

TRYING Extends Online Streaming at North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo TRYING Extends Online Streaming at North Coast Repertory Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2021

The story is based on playwright Joanna McClelland Glass's experience as an assistant to famed Attorney General and Chief Judge at Nuremberg, Francis Biddle, during the final year of his life.

Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces 2021-2022 Season Featuring World Premiere of THE PEOP Photo Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces 2021-2022 Season Featuring World Premiere of THE PEOPLE DOWNSTAIRS and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2021

Palm Beach Dramaworks has announced that it will be reopening its doors for the 2021-2022 season with a full slate of five plays at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. Opening night is set for Friday, October 15, and new health and safety protocols will be in place.

BWW Review: TRYING at North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo BWW Review: TRYING at North Coast Repertory Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 3, 2021

TRYING, now streaming from North Coast rep, is an interesting portrait of two generations meeting and trying to be understood by the other.  With all of the talk of Millennials and Baby Boomers, it’s easy to think that these are the first generations to ever have difficulty relating to each other. 

Photo Flash: North Coast Repertory Presents TRYING Photo Photo Flash: North Coast Repertory Presents TRYING
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 23, 2021

The story is based on playwright Joanna McClelland Glass’s experience as an assistant to famed Attorney General and Chief Judge at Nuremberg, Francis Biddle, during the final year of his life. Audiences are treated to a highly literate, affecting portrayal of two wildly different personalities struggling to understand each other. Told with great humor, compassion and insight, this is a compelling and deeply satisfying piece of theatre.

North Coast Repertory Theatre Presents Filmed Production of TRYING Photo North Coast Repertory Theatre Presents Filmed Production of TRYING
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 10, 2021

In an era where truth and values are being hotly debated, TRYING presents an intriguing snapshot of American history.

North Coast Rep Announces Filmed Production of TRYING Photo North Coast Rep Announces Filmed Production of TRYING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2021

North Coast Rep announces filmed production of TRYING. Based on playwright Joanna McClelland Glass's experience as an assistant to a famed Attorney General and Chief Judge at Nuremberg, Francis Biddle, during the final year of his life. The play is a riveting portrayal of two wildly different personalities struggling to understand each other.

BWW Interview: Actor/ Playwright Doug Haverty Tells Us About His Goals as New Artisti Photo BWW Interview: Actor/ Playwright Doug Haverty Tells Us About His Goals as New Artistic Director of Group Rep
by Don Grigware - Dec 27, 2019

Actor/playwright Doug Haverty will become Group Rep's new artistic director in January 2020. In our conversation he tells our readers in great detail about the upcoming season and talks in depth about his vision for the theater. How long have you been a member of Group Rep? DH: I started in 1983, so 36 years.

1st Stage Extends TRYING Through November 3 Photo 1st Stage Extends TRYING Through November 3
by Julie Musbach - Oct 7, 2019

1st Stage, Tysons Corner's award-winning professional theatre, announces the extension of their critically acclaimed production of Trying until November 3.

BWW Review: TRYING at 1st Stage Photo BWW Review: TRYING at 1st Stage
by Jenny Minich - Sep 24, 2019

In TRYING, Judge Biddle and Sarah do battle with the prejudices that stem from their 56-year age gap.

1st Stage Opens Season 12 With Regional Premiere Of TRYING Photo 1st Stage Opens Season 12 With Regional Premiere Of TRYING
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 9, 2019

The regional premier of this two-hander explores the author's real experience working for Francis Biddle at his home in Washington, DC from 1967-1968. Judge Biddle, Former Attorney General of the United States under Franklin Roosevelt and Chief Judge of the American Military Tribunal at Nuremberg is notoriously hard on his staff as he tries to cement his legacy. Can the old, Philadelphia aristocrat and his young, Canadian assistant bridge the generational divide and come to understand one another in this a?oecomic and touching' play (The New York Times)?

Shattered Globe Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season Photo Shattered Globe Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season
by Julie Musbach - Jul 31, 2019

Shattered Globe Theatre announces its 2019-20 Season, featuring two Chicago premieres: BE HERE NOW by Deborah Zoe Laufer, directed by Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner* a?" a bittersweet comedy about searching for happiness; and SHEEPDOG by Kevin Artigue, directed by Wardell Julius Clark a?" a love story colliding with today's headlines; followed by WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING by Andrew Bovell, directed by Elizabeth Margolius a?" a stunning mystery of love and loss that reverberates through four generations.

Court Theatre Announces Casting For KING HEDLEY II Photo Court Theatre Announces Casting For KING HEDLEY II
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2019

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Angel Ysaguirre, Executive Director, has announced casting for August Wilson's King Hedley II, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. King Hedley II runs September 12 - October 13, 2019 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:30pm.

Photo Flash: Stratford's Square One Theatre Presents Joanna McClelland Glass's TRYING Photo Photo Flash: Stratford's Square One Theatre Presents Joanna McClelland Glass's TRYING
by Julie Musbach - May 7, 2019

Stratford's Square One Theatre presents Joanna McClelland Glass' 'Trying' now through M ay 19, 2019.

Square One Theatre Presents TRYING Photo Square One Theatre Presents TRYING
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2019

Trying, described as 'a portrait of generational reconciliation' (NY Daily News) replaces Lungs as the next stage production of Square One Theatre's 29th season.

Square One Theatre Presents TRYING Photo Square One Theatre Presents TRYING
by Stephi Wild - Apr 15, 2019

Trying, described as "a portrait of generational reconciliation" (NY Daily News) replaces Lungs as the next stage production of Square One Theatre's 29th season.

Langhorne Players Announce 72nd Season Of Plays Worth Talking About Photo Langhorne Players Announce 72nd Season Of Plays Worth Talking About
by Julie Musbach - Jan 8, 2019

The critically-acclaimed Langhorne Players, who perform at the historic Spring Garden Mill in Tyler State Park in Newtown, have announced the five shows comprising their upcoming seventy-second season.

Shattered Globe Theatre Presents Chicago Premiere of HOW TO USE A KNIFE Photo Shattered Globe Theatre Presents Chicago Premiere of HOW TO USE A KNIFE
by Julie Musbach - Mar 28, 2018

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 Season with the Chicago premiere of Will Snider's fast-paced gritty drama HOW TO USE A KNIFE, directed by SGT Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner*, playing April 26 - June 9, 2018 at SGT's resident home Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Single tickets are currently available at www.shatteredglobe.org, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, April 29 at 3 pm.

BWW Review: TRYING at George Street Playhouse is a Must-See Play that Brings Together Photo BWW Review: TRYING at George Street Playhouse is a Must-See Play that Brings Together History and Humanity
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 20, 2018

George Street Playhouse (GSP) is now presenting Trying by Joanna McClelland Glass through April 8. Directed by Jim Jack, the show stars Philip Goodwin and Carly Zien. This is a two-hander like no other. Exquisitely written, creatively staged, and with superb acting, Trying makes a lasting impression. It is an outstanding, moving play that brings together history and humanity.

Photo Flash:  First Look at TRYING at George Street Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: First Look at TRYING at George Street Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 15, 2018

Internationally known Francis Biddle, Chief Judge of the Nuremberg trials, opponent of the Japanese internment camps during World War II, and Attorney General under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, is 81 years old, elegant, sharply cantankerous, and trying to put his life in order. When a young, new secretary is hired, the two struggle to communicate but come to understand how two strangers at very different places in their lives can unexpectedly and forever influence each other. Based on playwright Joanna McClelland Glass' real-life experience as Biddle's secretary. 

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