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Heidi Schreck in What the Constitution Means to Me

What the Constitution Means to Me transfers to Greenwich House Theater

The New York Theatre Workshop production of Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me will play the Greenwich House Theater from November 27 to December 30, 2018.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

New York Theatre Workshop has announced that its twice-extended production of What the Constitution Means to Me, written by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler, will transfer to off-Broadway's Greenwich House Theater for an additional 5-week extension. The production played its final performance at New York Theatre Workshop yesterday, November 4, following previews from September 12, and an official opening on October 1. The run was originally scheduled to conclude on October 21, before initially being extended through to October 28 and then to November 4, 2018.

After a three-week hiatus, performances will re-commence at the new venue on November 27 and run through to December 30, 2018.

Synopsis: "Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck put herself through college by giving speeches about the U.S. 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."

The cast includes playwright Heidi Schreck, alongside Mike Iveson and New York City high school students Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams.

Heidi Schreck made her off-Broadway acting debut for Playwrights Horizons in the 2009 production of Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, receiving a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award for "Outstanding Ensemble Performance", and has since appeared for Roundabout Theatre Company in The Language Archive (2010), again for Playwrights Horizons in How the World Began (2011-12), for Manhattan Theatre Club in The Madrid (2013) and the Public's "Shakespeare in the Park" 2013 production of The Comedy of Errors. She made her off-Broadway playwriting debut with Grand Concourse at Playwrights Horizons in 2014.

The creative team behind What the Constitution Means to Me features scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Jen Schriever, and sound design by Sinan Zafar. Sarah Lunnie serves as dramaturg for the production.

(Photo by Joan Marcus)

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