Edward Hermann, a Tony Award nominee and well-known for roles in television and film, will appear in a presentation of Joanna McClelland's "Trying" tonight (Monday, Nov. 10) at the Westport Country Playhouse.

It is one of two Script in Hand presentations at the theater this fall.

Herrmann, appearing with Broadway actress Helen Cespedes, will take the role of Francis Biddle, a former U.S. attorney general under President Franklin Roosevelt, and the former chief judge of the American Military Tribunal at Nuremberg.

In the play, Biddle is a curmudgeon in his final year of life, too irascible to keep a secretary long enough to write his memoirs. But he meets his match in a young Canadian woman, played by Cespedes.

"Trying" will be performed at 7 p.m.

Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" will be the second Script in Hand presentation at the playhouse, set for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15. The cast has not yet been announced.

Tickets for each performance are $15, available online at www.westportplayhouse.org, by phone at 203-227-4177 or by visiting the playhouse box office at 24 Powers Court.