New York | 1h 40m | Ends Jul 21

What the Constitution Means to Me (Broadway)

From 45 critic and 111 member reviews
Members say: Relevant, Absorbing, Intelligent, 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 | Ends Jul 21 | Helen Hayes Theatre (Midtown W)


100
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love a story delivered by a charming, erudite, sincere, brilliant, clever star. You like history. You are worried about this country.

Don't see it if ... you are expecting a musical or if you need to see elaborate sets and costumes.

90
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy thought-provoking material and are ok with political views that support equal rights and women's right to choose.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to what might be considered "white male bashing'.

80
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like thought-provoking and fun political shows with a strong, smart, and powerful woman.

Don't see it if You want to see something light that will help you escape the current world.

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

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.

100
Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Absorbing

See it if Everyone should see this. It’s the most important playbof the year.

Don't see it if You should see it.

100
During previews
Intelligent, Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if Brilliant political humor but also very poignant in parts. So well written and delivered. Very original.

Don't see it if I'm not sure how much Republicans would enjoy this.

100
During previews
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Resonant, Relevant

See it if This is the most important show to come out this season. It's a must see for everyone. I learned so much.

Don't see it if go see it.

100
During previews
Relevant, Must see, Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if Infectious passion imbues every full moment as she serves her authentic self to heaping measure, enticing/summoning you to her private party

Don't see it if Civic's class.Remember that?Solo performance plus extras in a VFW hall.You might think that you're not to be included in the oppressed box.

Also She pointedly claims that women've been cheated by written law(by men)... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Must see, Intelligent, Hilarious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You care about the country and you want to stop panicking for a moment.

Don't see it if You are MAGA.

100
During previews
Must see, Masterful, Intelligent, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you want to see the most innovative and interesting show on Broadway! You'll learn, laugh, and be moved by the incredible storytelling.

Don't see it if you're looking for fluff.

96
During previews
Thought-provoking, Must see, Relevant, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in women’s rights and learning about the constitution. You enjoy intelligent writing, wit and a fascinating story.

Don't see it if You not open to liberal politics. You dislike monologues. You are looking for big production values or a light entertainment.

Also Heidi Schrek gives a sneakily incredible performance!

96
During previews
Thought-provoking, Funny, Intelligent, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy discussions of the U.S. Constitution, intensely personal stories or a humorous night at the theater.

Don't see it if you don't want to hear about women's issues or history or are offended by liberal-leaning politics.

96
During previews
Thought-provoking, Must see, Intense, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if GO SEE THIS SHOW! Everyone all over America should see this emotional and informative show. Great story. Great history.

Don't see it if Triggers for domestic violence.

Also I saw this early on at NYTW. This is an awesome memoir. It is an inspi... Read more Read less

96
During previews
Thought-provoking, Must see, Intelligent

See it if You want to hear a thought-provoking, funny, sad, entertaining show that will make you think.

Don't see it if You want something where you can check your brain at the door.

95
During previews
Ambitious, Delightful, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in politics, history, and whether the constitution is still an ethical document.

Don't see it if You are expecting a big spectacle, with lots of characters. It's more of a theatrical lecture with direct address.

95
During previews
Relevant, Must see, Profound, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you're at all interested in the United States of America... you're interested in the intersection between art and politics

Don't see it if nothing... DO see it...everyone should see this play...I loved it

95
During previews
Relevant, Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if there are women in your life that you love. All women and men (with an open mind) should see this show. This show is very important.

Don't see it if you voted for that man or you are a man that does not think that society has ever been slanted favorably to white men.

93
During previews
Entertainment that informs and inspires, Mentally-provocative, Heartfelt and honest, Illuminating, Engaging and edifying

See it if you want to be pleasantly surprised that a small cast tackling such a large subject can be as achingly wonderful, clear, and real as it is.

Don't see it if you don’t care about the United States, human rights, or women’s rights; disturbed by themes of domestic abuse, abortion, and frank talk.

Also Playwright/performer Heidi Schreck combines memoir, history, and human... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to get wrapped up in a very personal tale of a not only one woman’s history but our country’s as well.

Don't see it if You don’t want to learn something about our country and the constitution upon which it is built.

92
During previews
Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if ready to have minds filled with thoughts on rights and value of being me. The constitution’s never been felt this real and live by now.

Don't see it if looking for something light, relaxing or fantasy. Or if don’t want to be lost in the sea of historical names.

91
During previews
Thought-provoking, Must see, Intelligent, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you need to feel some hope.

Don't see it if you identify as a men's rights advocate.

91
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you like thoughtful and challenging theater, with intelligence and emotion balanced brilliantly.

Don't see it if you just want a light evening out. Personal content could be uncomfortable for some, but the idea is to challenge our thinking.

Also This is such an important play, and Heidi Schreck is an engaging and p... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Great staging, Great writing, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You want to think and are in the mood for a (mainly) one person show.

Don't see it if You want to NOT think about the current state of our country. You want a more traditional told memoir.

90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You're interested in a heartfelt, full throated, surprisingly laugh-filled examination of the great promise and systemic failures of America

Don't see it if You voted for Trump. Or aren't interested in an evening that is as much event as it is theatre.


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