Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me is transferring to Broadway. Performances will begin March 14 at the Hayes Theater (most recently the home of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song); opening night is set for March 31.
The critically acclaimed play was first seen in 2017 as part of Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks Festival, followed by a 2018 Off-Broadway premiere at New York Theatre Workshop and a subsequent encore run at the Greenwich House Theater.
What the Constitution Means to Me is written and performed by Schreck with direction by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler. Mike Iveson and New York City high school students Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams—both seen in the 2018 Off-Broadway productions—complete the cast on Broadway.
Fifteen-year-old Schreck put herself through college by giving speeches about the U.S. Constitution. In her play, she traces the effects of this founding document on generations of women, including many in her family—starting with her great-great-grandmother, a mail-order bride from Germany who died of melancholia.
The play is scheduled to play a limited engagement at the Hayes through June 9 (the day of the 2019 Tony Awards).