“The rising sea will not pick and choose its victims. And we can tip-toe around it, or we can face it head on.” – George in If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet
“The title is a response to the play’s thematic question: is our way of life worth preserving if we’re not prepared to change?” – NY1
“The statement seems to be that our emotional imprint is as fraught and damning as our carbon footprint. If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet ends with a coup-de-theatre that drives this point home.” – Bloomberg
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce 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.”
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?