Charles Ives Take Me Home OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    June 13, 2013
    Closing:
    June 29, 2013

    Theater: Rattlestick Theatre / 224 Waverly Place, New York, NY, 10014

    Synopsis: 

    When a father’s love of music clashes with his daughter’s passion for basketball, modernist composer Charles Ives is the perfect referee. Charles Ives Take Me Home is a comedic and poignant story of dissonance, defense, and devotion.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Charles Ives Take Me Home

    Father Takes the Stage; Daughter, the Court

    Charles Isherwood

    June 13, 2013: Fluently directed by Daniella Topol, the play features terrific performances from all three actors and is dappled with passages that cut deeper than the surface conflict. In one scene Ives comforts John with an unusual observation: “When you lose your father, the trees lean down.” Continuing as if this were a perfectly natural occurrence, he clarifies: “The trees aren’t leaning down. The sky is closer ... The universe is stretching out above you. And there is nothing there. There is nothing there.” Although Ms. Dickey does not, in the end, provide many interesting variations on the father-daughter tensions at the heart of the play, “Charles Ives Take Me Home” suggests she is a talent to watch: her writing has freshness, economy, an occasional cheeky vulgarity and a fine measure of poetic insight.

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