Full Length Play, Drama
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." - New York Time
"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
"Like an Ives sonata—sometimes jagged, sometimes lyrical—the play...is an accomplished, affecting composition." - The New Yorker