What the Constitution Means to Me

directed by OLIVER BUTLER

McGuire Proscenium Stage

An achingly human, hopeful new play

Fifteen-year-old Heidi earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the U.S. 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. Nominated for two Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, Schreck’s boundary-breaking show breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans. The Guthrie is proud to be the first stop on the national tour of this timely and galvanizing work.

Three things to know 

  • What the Constitution Means to Me was written in 2017, premiered off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop in 2018 and premiered on Broadway in spring 2019.
  • The New York Times hailed the show as “not just the best play to open on Broadway, but also the most important.”
  • The Guthrie is a stop on the show’s national tour, which features Broadway and TV star Cassie Beck in the role of Heidi.

Ticket prices

Prices range from $15 to $80.

Pro tip: Preview performances start at $15 (September 30 – October 5). Hurry, these go quickly! 

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To help keep the Guthrie as safe as possible for everyone in our community, all ticket holders must wear masks and show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test to attend a performance at the theater.

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Content advisory 

This production contains mature language and themes. Contact the Box Office for more information.

Run time

Approximately 100 minutes (no intermission)

Venue info

What the Constitution Means to Me will take place on the McGuire Proscenium Stage.

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ASL-interpreted, audio-described and open-captioned performances are available on select dates.

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Heidi Cassie Beck


Director Oliver Butler
Scenic Designer Rachel Hauck
Costume Designer Michael Krass
Lighting Designer Jen Schriever
Sound Designer Sinan Refik Zafar

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