Tony Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Heidi Schreck will bring her personal and timely What the Constitution Means to Me to the nation's capital following the show's Broadway engagement. Performances will run September 11–22 on the Eisenhower Theater stage at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Just as she does at Broadway's Hayes Theater through August 24, Schreck will also star in the D.C. bow. It was recently announced that she would not appear in the upcoming national tour, launching in January 2020 at Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group.
In the Oliver Butler–helmed piece, the playwright resurrects her teenage self—who put herself through college by giving speeches about the U.S. Constitution—so as to trace the effects of the founding document on generations of women, including many in her own family. The Broadway bow also features Mike Iveson and New York City high school students Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams.
“I'm honored to have the opportunity to perform this deeply personal story about our founding document just blocks from where the original Constitution is displayed, and where the leaders who are charged with upholding it live and work," said Schreck. “I have been profoundly moved by how audiences both Off- and on Broadway have embraced this piece, and I cannot wait to share it with D.C."
What the Constitution Means to Me was commissioned by True Love Productions, which co-produced the first production at Clubbed Thumb. An Off-Broadway run at New York Theatre Workshop followed. In addition to earning the Best Play and Best Actress Tony nods, Schreck won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, Obie Award, and Off-Broadway Alliance Award earlier this year for the work.