What the Constitution Means to Me

Friday, September 15, 2023 to Sunday, October 08, 2023
Age Recommendation: 14+
Runtime: 1 hr 40 min - no intermission


The smash Broadway hit kicks off the new season at theREP with a special production created just for us. Heidi Schreck’s boundary-breaking, timely and thought-provoking play breathes new life into how we think about the Constitution and imagines how it will shape the lives of future generations 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.

The New York Times – “Best and most important new play of the season.”
Time Out New York – “Something every citizen must see.”
The Washington Post – “Endearingly funny and deeply affecting.”

Content Advisory: “What the Constitution Means to Me” contains mentions of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and discussions of abortion and its stigmatization. 


Don’t miss our special event nights!

Preview Performance Panels – Join local law professors and experts as they talk us through some complex elements of the Constitution. These events are free and open to the public.
Friday, September 15, 7-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 16, 7-7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 17, 1 – 1:30 p.m.

Opening Night – Tuesday, September 19
Includes complimentary post-show champagne toast.

Chef’s Table – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 26
Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by local restaurants

Pre-show Presentation – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 27
Join a conversation with Mary A. Lynch, Kate Stoneman Chair in Law and Democracy, Albany Law School. This event is free and open to the public.

ASL Performance – 3 p.m. Saturday, September 30
This performance features sign language interpreters. To request access to the designated seating section, please call the box office at 518.346.6204

Pre-show Presentation – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 4
Join a conversation with Judge David Weinstein, Acting Justice of the New York State Supreme Court and Judge of the Court of Claims. This discussion will be moderated by award-winning journalist Benita Zahn. This event is free and open to the public.

Thirsty Thursday – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 5
Light fare and tasting samples from local breweries, cideries and distilleries.

Behind the Scenes – 1 p.m. Sunday, October 8
12:30 p.m., complimentary coffee and pastry before the pre-show presentation of the special effects behind “What the Constitution Means to Me,” hosted by Producing Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. This special conversation is free and open to the public.

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Personal Responsibility Statement: Proctors prides itself on offering a diverse selection of arts entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.