Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - The play takes place in 1987 (though hopefully no one will notice much). The set should be a simple, open playing area.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Susan Blackburn Prize Nomination for Best Play
A father’s love of music and a daughter’s passion for basketball are at odds, thankfully they have modernist composer Charles Ives playing referee. Dissonance, defense, and devotion are explored in the poignant and comedic story of Charles Ives Take Me Home.
"[Dickey's] writing has freshness, economy, an occasional cheeky vulgarity and a fine measure of poetic insight." - The New York Times, Read More
"Good storytelling makes good theatre, and Jessica Dickey is a damn good storyteller. What really works is her creative approach to the story, and she is two for two with The Amish Project and Charles Ives Take Me Home... I suppose many playwrights could find a story to tell in the life of composer Charles Ives (1874-1954), but Dickey takes Ives and applies his passions to a modern-day father and daughter in poignant fashion." - NY Theatre Reviews, Read More
"Like an Ives sonata—sometimes jagged, sometimes lyrical—the play...is an accomplished, affecting composition." - The New Yorker, Read More
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Fathers, Daughters, Violins and Basketball: Bringing It All Together
by Garrett Anderson
April 22, 2016
Charles Ives Take Me Home premiered in New York City at the Rattlestick Theatre in December of 2013.