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Charles Ives Take Me Home - Full Length Play, Drama

Charles Ives Take Me Home

Jessica Dickey

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Full Length Play, Drama

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573702709

Dissonance, defense, and devotion are explored in the poignant and comedic story of Charles Ives Take Me Home

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$9.95
: Acting Edition
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ePlay

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Drama

90 minutes

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

No intermission

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

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

REVIEWS

"[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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Charles Ives Take Me Home premiered in New York City at the Rattlestick Theatre in December of 2013. 

Characters

CASTING

2m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

CHARLES IVES - The modernist composer. Well into the latest years of his life, but full of enthusiasm and mischief and humor. Deeply subversive and humanist.
COACH LAURA STARR - 30s. Slightly butch, geeky, high school basketball coach. Takes the game very seriously. Great dribbling skills. Tough and vulnerable.  
JOHN STARR - 50s. A talented violinist. Strict, patriarchal, devoted to his music, a cold father. Resentful of sports.
Author
Jessica Dickey

Jessica Dickey

Jessica Dickey, a native of Pennsylvania, began her research on Amish culture in order to write her play The Amish Project, which was praised by audiences and critics alike during its Off-Broadway run at the prestigious Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York City. The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of the tragic events of the Nickel Mines shooting, when the local milkman walked ... view full profile

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