Theater, Theater
Jan 17, 2020

“WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME” OPENS JANUARY 17 AT THE MARK TAPER FORUM

Presented by Center Theatre Group, What the Constitution Means to Me opens Friday, January 17, 2020, at the Mark Taper Forum. Starring Maria Dizzia, written by Heidi Schreck and directed by Oliver Butler, performances will continue through February 28.

L-R: Rosdely Ciprian and Maria Dizzia in the national tour of “What the Constitution Means to Me.” Photo by Joan Marcus.

In addition to Maria Dizzia, the cast of What the Constitution Means to Me includes original Broadway cast members Rosdely Ciprian and Mike Iveson as well as local debater Jocelyn Shek (who alternates in the role with Ciprian). Gabriel Marin and Jessica Savage are understudies. 

The creative team features scenic design by Rachel Hauck (“Hadestown”), costume design by Michael Krass (“Hadestown”), lighting design by Jen Schriever(“Eclipsed”) and sound design by Sinan Refik Zafar (“Hamlet”). The casting director is Taylor Williams and the production stage manager is Nicole Olson.

Direct from Broadway, playwright Heidi Schreck’s boundary-breaking play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans. Fifteen-year-old Heidi 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.