IF THERE IS I HAVEN'T FOUND IT YET Hosts Climate Change Talkback Following Dec 9 Performance
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced a special talkback at If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet on the topic of climate change following the 2:00pm performance on Sunday, December 9. The talkback is complimentary for ticketholders to this performance, and a limited number of tickets are still available to purchase.
Pia Catton of The Wall Street Journal will serve as moderator of the discussion, focused on the themes of climate change and global warming that resonate within Payne's play. Joining Catton will be cast members of If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet and Mary-Elena Carr and Bob Anderson of The Earth Institute at Columbia University.
The limited run of If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet resumes performances on December 8 and will play two additional weeks through December 23. The limited run of If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet will have played 30 previews and 99 regular performances at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre / Laura Pels Theatre (111 West 46th Street).
Nick Payne's new play If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, directed by Michael Longhurst, features Annie Funke as "Anna," Enid Graham as "Fiona," Jake Gyllenhaal as "Terry" and Brían F. O'Byrne as "George."
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.