Heidi Schreck’s “What the Constitution Means to Me” will transfer to the Helen Hayes Theater this spring.
The play will begin previews on March 14, with an opening night set for March 31. Schreck’s play comes to Broadway following a run at the Greenwich House Theater, an extension of its run at New York Theatre Workshop.
It will play a limited 12-week run at the Hayes Theater, featuring the entire off-Broadway cast, all of whom are making their Broadway debuts, including Schreck, Mike Iveson, whose off-Broadway credits include “Plenty” and “Gatz,” and two New York city high school students, Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams. It is directed by Oliver Butler, who most recently worked on “Thom Pain (Based on Nothing) at The Signature Theatre Company.”
The Broadway production is produced by Diana DiMenna, Aaron Glick and Matt Ross.
Written by Schreck and based on her life, the play follows Schreck at 15, as she pays for her college tuition by giving speeches about the U.S. Constitution. As she talks about the constitution, Schreck examines its impact upon women throughout history and her family in particular.
The play was originally commissioned by True Love Productions and originated as part of Summerworks 2017. It then played the Berkeley Repertory Theater before coming to New York.
The show’s scenic design is by Rachel Hauck, with costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Jen Schriever and sound design by Sinan Zafar.
“What the Constitution Means to Me” will take over the Helen Hayes Theater following the closing of “Torch Song,” which played its last performance on Jan. 6.