- Susan Blackburn Prize Nomination for Best Play
"[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
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: The play takes place in 1987 (though hopefully no one will notice much). The set should be a simple, open playing area.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
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.
- Ensemble cast
Charles Ives Take Me Home premiered in New York City at the Rattlestick Theatre in December of 2013.