LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Jake Gyllenhaal will make his American stage debut in "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet," the Roundabout Theatre Company said Thursday.
The Oscar-nominated star of "Brokeback Mountain" and "Prince of Persia" will star in the story of a girl who is bullied at school and finds herself suspended after head-butting a tormentor.
Gyllenhaal will play the girl's foul-mouthed uncle, who forms a bond with his struggling niece. The piece was written by up-and-coming British playwright Nick Payne, who also wrote the critically adored "Constellations."
Michael Longhurst, who directed "Constellations," will oversee this production.
The show will run Off-Broadway at Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre. Performances will start August 24 and officially open on September 20.
Gyllenhaal is best known for his film roles, but he's treaded the boards before. He made his stage debut in 2001 starring in Kenneth Lonergan's revival of "This is Our Youth," on London's West End. For his work, he earned the Evening Standard Theater Award for Outstanding Newcomer.
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