Special Event
August 15 - 18, 2024

What the Constitution Means to Me

A MUST-SEE FOR EVERY AMERICAN

By Heidi Schreck

Directed by Matt Hawkins

Nominated for two Tony Awards. A Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama in 2019. Named Best Play of the Year by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Time Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, The New Yorker and more; NPR named it one of the “50 Great Pop Culture Moments” of 2019. Nominated for a Critics Choice Award, a PGA Award, and a DGA Award.

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About What the Constitution Means to Me

Summary:
Playwright Heidi Schreck’s boundary-breaking play, What the Constitution Means to Me, is a playful and incisive analysis of gender and racial biases inherent to the U.S. Constitution that examines how this living document could evolve to fit modern America. The piece is based on the experiences of fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck, who put herself through college by giving speeches about the U.S. Constitution. Now, she resurrects her teenage
self to trace the document’s profound impact on women’s bodies—starting with her great-great-grandmother, a mail-order bride who died under mysterious circumstances.

Tickets: 
$30 Reserved Seating
Students 18 and under receive free admission.
ALL TICKETS MUST BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE.

Runtime

1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission

Age Recommendations

Recommended for Ages 13 and up.

What the Constitution Means to Me Showtimes

Thursday, August 15, 7:30 pm
Friday, August 16, 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 17, 2:00 pm
Saturday, August 17, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 18, 2:00 pm

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* Member of Actors’ Equity Association

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Press & Reviews

“It’s about her family history and the history of the United States; it’s about what exclusion from the preamble has meant for her life, and what it means for women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ and non-binary people—and particularly for trans women and women of color—every day.”

-Allison Shoemaker @ RogerEbert.com

“Least of all is the play grim. Although it takes us through the classic sequence of tragedy, from hubris to recognition to horror, it doesn’t bring down the curtain there. After forcing
you to consider for 80 minutes whether your civics class enthusiasm for the Constitution is still defensible, Ms. Schreck then introduces a 20-minute coda that includes a live debate on the subject. (Topic: Should We Abolish the U.S. Constitution?) That they are debating at all is an antidote to grimness. It’s also an instance of theatrical activism at its purest, modeling the world the play hopes to achieve: one in which even first principles are open to vigorous, orderly debate, and in which all stakeholders, not just powerful ones, are invited to the podium.”

-Jesse Green NYTimes Review

What the Constitution Means to Me played an extended, sold-out run on Broadway in 2019, and was nominated for two Tony Awards. It had subsequent sold-out runs at the Kennedy Center as well as at the Mark Taper Forum. It was also a Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama in 2019. What the Constitution Means to Me was named Best Play of the Year by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Time Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, The New Yorker and more; NPR named it one of the “50 Great Pop Culture Moments” of 2019. A filmed version of What the Constitution Means to Me premiered on Amazon Prime Video, and was nominated for a Critics Choice Award, a PGA Award, and a DGA Award.

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