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What the Constitution Means to Me Announces Cast and Creatives

Heidi Schreck will star in her own play, directed by Oliver Butler.

Heidi Schreck will star in the New York Theatre Workshop production of her play What the Constitution Means to Me.
(© Zak DeZon)

New York Theatre Workshop has announced the full cast and creative team for What the Constitution Means to Me, running September 12-October 21 at New York Theatre Workshop, with opening night set for Monday, October 1.

Heidi Schreck, Mike Iveson, and New York City high school students Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams will star in Schreck's play, directed by Oliver Butler (The Amateurs). It will feature scenic design by Rachel Hauck (Hadestown), costume design by Michael Krass (Hadestown), lighting design by Jen Schriever (Eclipsed), and sound design by Sinan Zafar (Hamlet).

In What the Constitution Means to Me, it's 1989 and "Heidi is trying to earn enough money to go to college by giving speeches about the Constitution in American Legion Halls across the country. When she loses the first round to Becky Dobbins because her speech isn't personal enough, she decides to go deep. Starting with her great-great-grandmother, a mail-order bride who died of 'melancholia,' she traces the effects of a single sentence of the Ninth Amendment on generations of women in her family — and on the violent men they married."