Already closed | 1h 40m | Midtown W

What the Constitution Means to Me (Broadway)

From 393 member  reviews
Members say: Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Clever

About the show

Heidi Schreck's comic and hopeful exploration strives to breathe new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of American women. More…

Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck earned her college tuition money by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In her boundary-breaking new play, the Obie Award winner resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women in her own family and the founding document that dictated their rights and citizenship. 

1h 40m | Already closed | Helen Hayes Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (393)

MEMBERS SAY:

Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Clever

49
Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You want to see a one-woman show [not a play!] where Heidi Schreck sort of acts [as herself] and tells stories.

Don't see it if You want to see a PLAY that was nominated for a Tony against the likes of 'Ferryman', 'Choir Boy'....or a performance like Elaine May's.

Also How was this nominated for 2019 Best Play and Best Actress Tonys? ... Read more Read less

40
Manipulative, Disappointing, Indulgent, Liberal woke fest

See it if You want to be trapped in a room with a one-sided point of view where a talented actor preaches to a congregation of woke liberals

Don't see it if You want to challenge yourself with new ideas and hear different points of view about the current state of our country.

Also Major disappointment. The amount of misinformation and “statistics” th... Read more Read less

0
Boring, Soporific, Overrated, Dizzying, Banal

See it if You’re a hardcore masochist. But make sure you’re hardcore because it’ll be a lot of punishment awaiting you.

Don't see it if You appreciate the value of a hard-earned dollar, value your time, or simply like yourself too much to punish yourself for no reason.

Also I can appreciate one-person shows and minimalistic sets. Monologues ar... Read more Read less

10
Overrated, Excruciating, Dizzying

See it if You're a bleeding heart liberal without a brain. You are in favor of ripping up the Constitution and making a new one with each generation.

Don't see it if You agree Constitution was designed to give rights to people, not take them away. It is 100 agonizing minutes of Liberal lecture, no escape.

45
Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a lecture, not a play; if you're really "woke" and believe only some people are allowed to have legitimate opinions

Don't see it if You want art to draw out insight, not simply pound an opinion into you; you want a sophisticated and thoughtful analysis of the Constitution

40
Cliched, Relevant, Funny, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you like one-person shows that are relevant to the current political climate.

Don't see it if you want something that challenges your preconceived notions of politics or theater.

0
Disappointing

See it if Not at all. A total waste of money.

Don't see it if I have no axe to grind. It was absolutely the worst play that I have ever seen.


March 31st, 2019
"Nothing less than a chronicle of the legal subjugation of women by men...It is a tragedy told as a comedy, a work of inspired protest, a slyly crafted piece of persuasion and a tangible contribution to the change it seeks. It is not just the best play to open on Broadway so far this season, but ...
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March 31st, 2019
"It’s the rare indie theater piece that doesn’t require intimacy...It’s theater in the old sense, the Greek sense, a place where civic society can come together and do its thinking and fixing...The text itself doesn’t seem to have changed since its Off Broadway run last year, yet the show has dee...
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March 31st, 2019
S.H.: "Schreck’s performance has developed muscles. It’s gotten more visceral — more risky and exposed. The pain of it all—and the defiance—is more visible underneath what she calls her ‘psychotic politeness’...Schreck has us in hand both as a performer and as the constructor of the play." I.C.: ...
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March 31st, 2019
"Few new works for the stage are as instantly, trenchantly timely...It's a play of ideas for which people are not just hungry but starved...It challenges us to step back and look at the bigger picture...The thoughtful craftsmanship that has gone into building the play is fully evident, notably in...
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