May 2-19. Opens Thursday May 2 at 7 p.m.; Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 4 & 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Trying is inspired by the playwright Joanna McClelland Glass' own real-life experiences as personal secretary to the brilliant, irascible and sometimes cantankerous Judge Francis Biddle from 1967-1968. Biddle was the former U.S. Attorney General under Franklin Roosevelt and later appointed by Harry Truman as Chief Justice for the Nuremberg Trials. The play concerns a young Canadian girl and an elderly Philadelphia aristocrat 'trying' to understand each other during what Biddle realizes will be the final year of his life.