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Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me Will Move to Broadway

Oliver Butler directs the work at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

Heidi Schreck, the writer and star of What the Constitution Means to Me.
(© Joan Marcus)

After two extended off-Broadway engagements in 2018, Heidi Schreck's acclaimed play What the Constitution Means to Me will transfer to Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre, beginning previews March 14. Opening night is set for March 31, with the run scheduled to conclude on June 9.

Directed by Oliver Butler, the production will feature Schreck, alongside fellow off-Broadway cast members Mike Iveson, Rosdely Ciprian, and Thursday Williams. Ciprian and Williams are both New York City high school students. The creative team includes scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Jen Schriever, and sound design by Sinan Zafar.

Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck put herself through college by giving speeches about the US Constitution. Now, the Obie Award winner resurrects her teenage self in order 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. This witty and searingly personal exploration breathes new life into our founding document and imagines how it will shape the next generation of American women.

What the Constitution Means to Me debuted at New York Theatre Workshop in September and transferred to the Greenwich House Theater during the 2018 holiday season. The Clubbed Thumb, True Love, and New York Theatre Workshop is produced on Broadway by Diana DiMenna, Aaron Glick, and Matt Ross.