What the Constitution Means to Me

What the Constitution Means to Me

by Heidi Schreck

Starring The Hippodrome’s very own Stephanie Lynge

October 11-October 27; Preview October 9

A Pulitzer Prize finalist and nominated for 2 Tony Awards, this hilarious, hopeful and achingly human play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans. As a 15-year-old, Heidi Schreck won debate competitions defending the Constitution across the country. As an adult, she resurrects her teenage self to investigate its profound effect on four generations of women in her family and ask what the U.S. Constitution truly means. 

2019 Tony Award nominee and winner of the Obie Award, Off-Broadway Alliance Award, and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award.

“Uproariously funny, wrenchingly moving, critically challenging & politically inspiring.” – David Cole, The New York Review of Books

Every American should see this play – Seattle Times

“Endearingly funny and deeply affecting, it would be hard to identify a work for the theater with its finger more on the pulse of American right now.” – The Washington Post

What the Constitution Means to Me

by Heidi Schreck

On Mainstage October 11-October 27

Preview: Wednesday, October 9 at 7 p.m.
Opening Night: Friday, October 11 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 13 at  2 p.m.
Thursday, October 17 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 19 at 2 and 8 p.m.
Wednesday, October 23 at 7 p.m.
October 24 at 7 p.m. (Alternate Access Theatre)
Friday, October 25 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 27, 2 p.m. 

What the Constitution Means to Me

Talkback with Actors:
Thursday, October 24 at 7 p.m. after performance
(Alternate Access Theatre)

For patrons requiring elevator access or extra assistance with stairs and/or are interested in a
Sensory-Friendly theatre experience please click here.

Hippodrome Gainesville FLORIDA

Contact the Box Office (352 375 4477) or email boxoffice@thehipp.org for Accessible Seating 

CONTENT WARNING: This show is intended for audiences 14+. It contains strong language, mature themes, and references to physical & sexual violence and abortion.

Our 112-year-old elevator has reached the end of its life and has been permanently closed. To ensure continued accessibility to live theatre experiences while awaiting the installation of a new elevator, the Hippodrome is introducing an initiative—“Alternate Access Theatre.” Please click here for more information. Performances will take place on our 2nd Stage/Hipp Cinema, located on the first floor, accommodating individuals requiring elevator access or extra assistance with stairs.

What the Constitution Means to Me

What the Constitution Means to Me” will be presented with adaptions to fit the smaller stage. 

Thursday, October 24 at 7 p.m. with a talkback after performance

Please contact our Box Office to make a reservation (352 375 4477) or email boxoffice@thehipp.org

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Picture Gallery

Pictures by Michael A. Eaddy

Opening Night

“What the Constitution Means to Me” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Original Broadway Production Produced by
Diana DiMenna Aaron Glick Matt Ross
Madeleine Foster Bersin Myla Lerner/ Jon Bierman
Jenna Segal/ Catherine Markowitz Jana Shea/ Maley-Stolbun-Sussman Rebecca Gold/ Jose Antonio Vargas
Level Forward Cornice Productions Lassen Wyse Balsam Nederlander Productions/ Kate Lear
What the Constitution Means to Me was commissioned by True Love Productions.
This production originated as part of Summerworks in June and July 2017, produced by Clubbed Thumb in partnership with True Love Productions.
West Coast premiere produced by Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA, Tony Taccone, Artistic Director/Susan Medak, Managing Director.

What the Constitution Means to Me had its Off-Broadway premiere in New York City at New York Theatre Workshop,
Jim Nicola, Artistic Director, Jeremy Blocker, Managing Director, 2018