Roundabout Theatre Company's American Premiere of Nick Payne's If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, directed by Michael Longhurst, will end its limited run today, December 23 at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, Laura Pels Theatre (111 West 46th Street). If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet features Annie Funke as "Anna," Jake Gyllenhaal as "Terry", Brían F. O'Byrne as "George" and Enid Graham as "Fiona".
The design team includes Beowulf Boritt (Sets), Susan Hilferty (Costumes), Natasha Katz (Lights) and Obadiah Eaves (Original Music & Sound).
If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet is an entertaining look at a regular family stuck somewhere between knowing what the problem is... and doing something about it. Fifteen-year-old Anna's weight makes her a natural target for bullies. When her mom transfers Anna to the school where she teaches in order to protect her daughter, it only makes things worse. Anna's environmentalist dad, determined to finish his new book and save the planet, is no help at all. Just as Anna gets suspended for retaliating with a head-butt, her estranged uncle Terry arrives unannounced. A heartbroken drifter with the mouth of a sailor, Terry reaches out to Anna in a way that no one ever has. Their unexpected friendship sends her parents' rocky marriage into a tailspin as the whole family wonders, what--or who--really needs saving?
New plays are supported by Roundabout Leaders for New Works: Alec Baldwin, Linda L. D'Onofrio, Jodi Glucksman, Sylvia Golden, Caryn and James Magid, Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre, Laura S. Rodgers, Mary and David Solomon / GS Gives, Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Yolanda R. Turocy, Lori Uddenberg, Deborah and Thomas Wallace, and Xerox Foundation.
For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.