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What the Constitution Means to Me Announces Final Extension at New York Theatre Workshop

Heidi Schreck will perform her play off-Broadway through November 4.

Heidi Schreck in What the Constitution Means to Me at New York Theatre Workshop.
(© Joan Marcus)

New York Theatre Workshop has announced a final extension for Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me, directed by Oliver Butler. The production will now play additional performances through November 4, following an original extension through October 28. The show began previews on September 12 ahead of a September 30 opening.

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.

Schreck leads a cast that also features Mike Iveson and New York City high school students Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams. 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.