What the Constitution Means to Me Will Now End Berkeley Rep's 2017-18 Season
The world premiere of Heidi Schreck's new play will replace the previously announced ''Pike St.''
Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced that, because of scheduling conflicts, the previously announced final production of its 2017-18 season, Nilaja Sun's Pike St., will now be replaced by the world premiere of a new play written by and starring Heidi Schreck, What the Constitution Means to Me.
Schreck's play is described as follows: "When Heidi Schreck was in high school she delivered speeches about the Constitution in American Legion Halls all over the country in order to earn money to pay for college. Today the witty Obie Award-winning performer radically reinvents the speech she gave at 15 and discovers the profound effect this document has had on four generations of women in her family. The piece culminates in a fierce impromptu debate between Heidi and a local high-school debater over the future of our inalienable rights."
Directed by the Debate Society's Obie Award-winning Oliver Butler, What the Constitution Means to Me will run May 3-June 17 in the Peet's Theatre, with opening night set for May 10.