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What the Constitution Means to Me Extends Broadway Engagement

Heidi Schreck's new play announces additional performances on opening night.

What the Constitution Means to Me, written and performed by Heidi Schreck, has extended its Broadway run at the Helen Hayes Theater.
(© Joan Marcus)

What the Constitution Means to Me, which opened tonight at the Helen Hayes Theater, has extended its limited Broadway engagement through July 21, beyond its originally announced June 9 closing date. Preview performances began March 14.

What the Constitution Means to Me is described as follows: "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 own family and the founding document that dictated their rights and citizenship."

Directed by Oliver Butler, the cast of What the Constitution Means to Me includes Schreck, Mike Iveson (Gatz), and New York City high school students Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams, all in their Broadway debuts. Ben Beckley understudies Iveson.

What the Constitution Means to Me was commissioned by True Love Productions and had its off-Broadway premiere in New York City at New York Theatre Workshop last fall. The production extended twice before NYTW transferred the production to the Greenwich House Theater.