What the Constitution Means to Me
By Heidi Schreck
Directed by Oliver Butler
Main Season · Peet’s Theatre
May 3–June 17, 2018
West Coast premiere
When Heidi Schreck was in high school she delivered speeches about the Constitution in American Legion Halls all over the country in order to earn money to pay for college. Today the witty Obie Award-winning performer radically reinvents the speech she gave at 15 and discovers the profound effect this document has had on four generations of women in her family. The piece culminates in a fierce impromptu debate between Heidi and a local high-school debater over the future of our inalienable rights. Directed by the Debate Society’s Obie Award-winning Oliver Butler, What the Constitution Means to Me is a moving and entertaining show that New York Magazine called one of the 10 best shows of 2017, saying: “It finds the political, and the powerful, in the personal.”
What the Constitution Means to Me originated with Clubbed Thumb in partnership with True Love Productions as part of Summerworks 2017.
This play was commissioned by True Love Productions and developed in partnership with Clubbed Thumb.
We do not expect this show to include an intermission. We’ll update this information, and add running time, once we have confirmation.
Berkeley Rep offers an advisory about any stage effect of potential concern to patrons’ health. We will post this information as soon as it’s available. We don’t offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any concerns about content, please contact the box office.
We had a change of plans!
What the Constitution Means to Me replaces Pike St. as the final show of our 2017–18 season.
Current ticket prices
Premium: $57–97 · Section A: $50–81 · Section B: $30–65
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Prices are subject to change at any time. Generally, your best bet is to buy early. Weeknight tickets tend to cost less than weekends. For the consistently lowest prices, see any three or more subscription plays.
Docent talks and discussions
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- Friday, May 4, 2018
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- Friday, May 18, 2018
- Tuesday, May 22, 2018
- Thursday, June 14, 2018