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, (Tony Award winner Brian F. O'Byrne) 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 (Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal) 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?
Nick Payne, writer of the acclaimed London play If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, has been named the second recipient of the Harold Pinter Playwright's Award to support a new commission at the Royal Court Theatre