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What the Constitution Means to Me

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Watch this witty and highly personal play that enunciates how our founding documents can shape the future of American women. Join Heidi Schreck on her journey through teenage and adulthood as she showcases the incredible impact the constitution had on women.

Why Watch What the Constitution Means to Me

A two-time Obie Award-winning actor, and an experienced playwright, Heidi Schreck has worked with several plays in the past. Her work includes There Are No More Big Secrets, The Consultant, and Creature. What makes her performance in this play so captivating is that it is completely anti-theatrical. There is barely any vibe of show-business in the play. Aside from the times when she is clearly reenacting a past memory, Heidi doesn’t seem to be putting on a show at all. She merely acts as a facilitator, making sure she always addresses the audience in a very personal manner. This is a very refreshing way to enjoy a play and will make you truly connect with Heidi as she goes on a journey of self exploration.

The Story

‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ revolves around Heidi Schreck’s real-life experiences from when she was only 15 years old. She brings her teenage self back to life in this play, to explore the impact of the U.S.Constitution on women’s bodies. You will hear tales of Heidi’s mother, grandmother and her great-great-grandmother as well. You will also hear about Asa Mercer, a man who supposedly made a plan to trick women into moving to the west, selling them stories of living independent lives. The play takes you on a voyage that explores several fascinating cases that were brought to a halt due to the inefficiency of the constitutional machinery. The play blows a breath of fresh air on the founding document of the nation and shows how it can mould the future of American women.

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Lovers of Political Stories | Fans of Patriotic Shows

Critics Reviews

“What the Constitution Means to MeIs Personal, Political, and Uncannily Timed”
– Vulture

“Personal Meets Political in Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me”
– Daily Beast

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Show Details

Show Timings

Tue, Thu & Fri 8:00 PM
Wed 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sat 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sun 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Duration
120 minutes with no intermission

Written by
Heidi Schreck

Directed by
Oliver Butler

Costume Design by
Michael Krass

Additional Information

Audience
TBC

Available Facilities
In-house bar
Hearing assistance
Wheelchair accessible

Seating
The Helen Hayes Theatre has a seating capacity of 597. For tips on how to choose the best seats, you can refer to our Helen Hayes Theatre Seating Chart Guide.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Strict Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

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Madeline Van Dyck
Madeline
Reviewed in May, 2019

You were THERE when you said you’d be. And the yellow vest truck works great. Next time please reschedule your tornados when Broadway is closed.

Jaydene Davis
Jaydene
Reviewed in May, 2019

Representative was out in front and the ushers at the theater knew who they were.

Karen Baynard
Karen
Reviewed in May, 2019

Follow up online from the purchase of the tkt to picking it up from the Headout Representative. Helpful instructions re: tkt pick up procedure and the visual of the exact pick up location and the recognition cues for the Headout rep.

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My Tickets

Your e-tickets can be exchanged for physical tickets with our uniformed Headout hosts outside the theater.

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Where?

The Helen Hayes Theater, 240 West 44th Street, New York

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