Why See What the Constitution Means To Me?
Broadway's Best Play of 2019
Hailed as one of the most important plays to grace Broadway, Heidi Schreck's compelling debut play What The Constitution Means To Me has garnered much critical acclaim, as well as a Pulitzer, Lucille Lortel, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and two Tony Award nominations as of early 2019. First starting its revolution during an Off-Broadway stint in the fall of 2018, the buzzworthy production runs on the Great White Way until August 2019 before making its way to Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum as part of the Center Theatre Group's groundbreaking 2019/20 season.
At a time when the politics du jour may leave many feeling confused, outraged and uncertain of the future, Schreck turns back the clocks and revisits her 15 year-old self at a time when she found a way to earn her college tuition by winning national Constitutional debate competitions. With wit, humour and an enquiring mind, she brings new life to the text that shaped modern America whilst simultaneously shining a light on its democratic failings.
What Is What The Constitution Means To Me About?
Whilst written in the Obama era, What The Constitution Means To Me is as topical and necessary as ever. Originally performed by regular Off-Broadway actor Schreck, it recreates one of the American Legion halls she travelled to in her teenage years, where she earned accolades for Casting Spells: The Crucible Of The Constitution.
Whilst sunny and optimistic in her yellow blazer, she traces the stories of four generations of women in her family and their direct relationship with the constitution, how it omitted and forsook them, something still happening to women today. Comedy, drama, memoir and debate collide in a thought provoking whirlwind brought deftly together by Schreck's magnetic personal charm and intelligent writing. Prepare to laugh, cry and contemplate long after the curtains come down.
Opening night: 12 January 2020
Cast and Creative
Written by Heidi Schreck
Directed by Oliver Butler
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Until Jun 30, 2019
Dianne Wiest is wonderful... moments of bitter self-awareness pass like clouds over Winnie's determined sunniness, enriching the play's absurdism with plangent notes of deep feeling
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