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In the foreground, a violinist, in the background, a basketball coach, and in between, ensemble member Jamie Vann.

Charles Ives Take Me Home

Photo credit: Chris Ocken

A CHICAGO PREMIERE

BY JESSICA DICKEY

DIRECTED BY KEIRA FROMM

Season 26

May 9, 2014–Jun 21, 2014

3829 N. Broadway

When a father’s love of music clashes epically with his daughter’s passion for basketball, modernist composer Charles Ives steps in to find the beauty in their dissonant relationship. But is there any beauty to be found? The Chicago premiere of a stunning new play, from the director of Timeline Theatre’s hit The How and the Why.

Highly Recommended…grabs your heart, and won’t let it go.”

— Chicago Sun-Times

“★★★…strikingly fresh… well-directed…potent performances …”

— Chicago Tribune

Cast

David Belden

as John Starr

Stephanie Chavara

as Laura Starr

Jamie Vann.

Jamie Vann*

as Charles Ives

Creative Team

Jessica Dickey
Author

Keira Fromm
Director

Sarah Jackson
Assistant Director

Mike Mroch
Set Design

John Kelly*
Light Design

Brittany Dee Bodley*
Costume Design

Jamie Karas
Props Design

Mike Przygoda
Music Director

Sam Hubbard*
Fight Choreographer

Carmine Grisolia
Technical Direction

Josh Sobel
Dramaturge

Lindsey Miller
Stage Manager

Mike Mroch
Production Manager

Danielle Whaley
Production Manager

* Strawdog Theatre ensemble member