Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

January 9, 2022

PREVIEW: The Bushnell, What the Constitution Means to Me

The Bushnell, Hartford, CT 
January 26-30, 2022
Cassie Beck

Heidi Schreck's Tony Award-nominated play and Pulitzer Prize finalist "What the Constitution
Means to Me" will play for a limited week-long engagement for seven performances.

Cassie Beck will star in the Hartford performance on the National Tour of the play directed by Oliver Butler. Beck (the film "I Know What You Did Last Summer") will be joined by Mike Iveson, and high school students Jocelyn Shek and Emilyn Toffler in the role of the debater.

This boundary-breaking play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will affect the next generation of Americans. Fifteen-year-old Schreck earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human new play, she resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives. 

Schreck’s timely and galvanizing play became a sensation on Broadway where it received two Tony Award® nominations among countless other accolades. The New York Times hailed the piece as "not just the best play on Broadway, but also the most important.