We were wondering just yesterday who would be cast as schoolgirl Anna for If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet and now we know.
ANNIE FUNKE (Anna) is thrilled to be a part of such an incredible company. Broadway: Hairspray. Wicked (San Francisco). Off-Broadway: Silence! The Musical. Annie has worked around the country at Casa Manana, STAGES St. Louis, Riverside Theatre, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and Music Theatre of Wichita. Annie is an alum of the School at Steppenwolf in Chicago, and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from University of Oklahoma. A huge thank you to the entire creative team, Michael Longhurst, Jim Carnahan and Craig Holzberg. For my family. JAB-L.
I’ll bet she’s thrilled. A little more about this VERY LUCKY girl in this interview.
A reminder of what the play is about
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?
A heartbroken drifter with the mouth of a sailor…my countdown has started.