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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company's "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet." Jake Gyllenhaal and Brían F. O’Byrne (© Joan Marcus, 2012)

Tracy Letts and Amy Morton talk about working together again—they’re starring in the new Broadway revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.” Wall Street Journal columnist Sue Shellenbarger explains what research reveals about when the best time of day is to perform certain tasks. Then, Jake Gyllenhaal and Brían F. O’Byrne discuss their roles in the off-Broadway production of “If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet.”

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Tracy Letts and Amy Morton talk about their roles in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.” They face off as George and Martha, one of theatre’s most notoriously dysfunctional couples. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” playing at the Booth Theatre.

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The Peak Time for Everything

Sue Shellenbarger, Senior Writer and "Work & Family" Columnist for the Wall Street Journal, explains what the optimal time is for our daily tasks. In her article “The Peak Time for Everything,” Shellenbarger explains new research that suggests that paying attention to the body’s clock can help determine the different times of day most people perform specific tasks best, from creative thinking to resolving conflicts to working out.

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Brían F. O’Byrne on Stage

Jake Gyllenhaal and Brían F. O’Byrne discuss the Roundabout Theatre Company’s new Off-Broadway production of “If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet,” a new play by Nick Payne. It’s about 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, but when her mother transfers Anna to the school where she teaches in order to protect her daughter, it only makes things worse. As Anna gets suspended for retaliating against a bully, her estranged uncle Terry, a heartbroken drifter, arrives unannounced and reaches out to Anna in a way that no one ever has.

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