Performances for the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Nick Payne’s new drama If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, begin August 24 at off-Broadway's Laura Pels Theatre. Directed by Michael Longhurst, the play will officially open on September 20, and is set to play a limited engagement through November 25. The cast also features Annie Funke, Michelle Gomez and Brian F. O’Byrne.
If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet is the story of Anna (Funke), a teenager who is bullied at school because of her weight. When Anna’s mom transfers her to the school where she teaches in order to protect her daughter, it only makes things worse. Just as Anna is suspended for retaliating against her bullies, her estranged uncle Terry (Gyllenhaal) arrives unannounced. Terry, a heartbroken drifter with the mouth of a sailor, connects with Anna in a way no one else ever has.
The creative team for If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet includes set designer Beowulf Boritt, lighting designer Natasha Katz, costume designer Susan Hilferty and original music and sound designer Obadiah Eaves.