Heidi Schreck’s “What The Constitution Means To Me” will transfer to the Greenwich House Theater, where it will run from Nov. 27 to December 30, the New York Theater Workshop announced Sunday.
The play, written by and starring Ms. Schreck, a two-time Obie Award winner, examines the effect of the United States Constitution on women’s bodies, particularly in her family, a topic made even more relevant by recent news developments: Just last week, President Trump expressed his desire to end birthright citizenship, a constitutional guarantee. And a few weeks earlier, a battle raged over the confirmation of the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual misconduct allegations.
Ms. Schreck’s play, directed by Oliver Butler, opened at the New York Theater Workshop in September. Its last performance in the space was on Sunday. Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton attended the show the night before.
The work, an intensely personal one based on Ms. Schreck’s life, originated in the summer of 2017 at the Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks Festival. Through several generations of women, the play tracks gender inequality in power dynamics through the years, and serves as a critique of the Constitution.
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