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What the Constitution Means to Me

By Heidi Schreck
Directed by Weyni Mengesha

A Soulpepper and Nightwood Theatre Co-Production
in association with Necessary Angel and Talk Is Free Theatre

October 31 - November 9, 2024
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What the Constitution Means to Me

“The Constitution can be thought of as a boiling pot in which we are thrown together in sizzling and steamy conflict to find out what it is we truly believe.” 

What the Constitution Means to Me took Broadway by storm when it premiered in 2019, and was a Tony nominee for Best Play and a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Now, five years later and timed to overlap with the US election, playwright Heidi Schreck re-imagines the play specifically for Canadian audiences in this exclusive and limited run. 

Featuring a tour-de-force performance by Amy Rutherford as Heidi Schreck, What the Constitution Means To Me allows audiences to explore the dynamic relationship between individuals and the foundational principles of their country, sparking conversations around citizenship, rights, and democracy. 

Schreck is a wonder who earned her American college tuition by winning constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In her invigorating and hilarious play, she traces the profound relationship between four generations of women in her family and the founding document that shaped all of their lives. 

Photo of Amy Rutherford by Dahlia Katz


"A masterful act of storytelling, blending unflinching vulnerability, nimble humour, and acute analysis to inspire revelation. It's a play that expands beyond itself, offering an immensely powerful model for modern civic theater."

- Sara Holdren, New York Magazine


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