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What the Constitution Means to Me

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - Sunday, September 22, 2019

Theater

Heidi Schreck’s timely and galvanizing play, directed by Oliver Butler, became a sensation off-Broadway last fall before transferring to Broadway this spring and receiving two Tony Award® nominations (Best Play, Best Actress in Leading Role in a Play). 

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“Endearingly funny and deeply affecting. It would be hard to identify a work for the theater with its finger more on the pulse of America Right now.”Peter Marks, The Washington Post

The best and most important new play of the season”—Jesse Green, The New York Times

Heidi Schreck’s timely and galvanizing play, directed by Oliver Butler, became a sensation off-Broadway last fall before transferring to Broadway this spring and receiving two Tony Award® nominations (Best Play, Best Actress in Leading Role in a Play), two Drama Desk Award nominations (Outstanding Play, Outstanding Actress in a Play), two Drama League Award nominations (Outstanding Production of a Play, Distinguished Performance), an Outer Critic Circle Award nomination (Outstanding New Broadway Play), and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination (Best Play). It was recently named a Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama, received the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play, and the Obie Award for Best New American Play.

Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck earned her college tuition money by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In her boundary-breaking new play, the Obie Award winner resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women in her family and the founding document that shaped their lives. This “endearingly funny and deeply affecting” (Washington Post) exploration breathes new life into our constitution and imagines how it might impact the lives of future generations.

Written and performed by Pulitzer Prize finalist and three-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck (Grand Concourse, “I Love Dick”) and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years), What the Constitution Means to Me features Schreck with original Broadway cast members Mike Iveson (Gatz, The Sound and the Fury) and New York City high school student Rosdely Ciprian.

What the Constitution Means to Me features scenic design by Rachel Hauck (Hadestown), costume design by Michael Krass (Hadestown), lighting design by Jen Schriever (Eclipsed), and sound design by Sinan Refik Zafar (Hamlet).

Contains mature content and themes; parental discretion advised.  Approx. 110 minutes without intermission

 

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What the Constitution Means to Me | Trailer | The Kennedy Center

"What the Constitution Means to Me" Audience Testimonials - Volume 1

"What the Constitution Means to Me" Audience Testimonials - Volume 2