‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ to open Jan. 24 at TheatreSquared

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A new Tony Award-nominated, Pulitzer Prize-finalist play is set to be performed in Fayetteville this month.

Local company TheatreSquared will perform playwright Heidi Schreck’s 2017 play “What the Constitution Means to Me” beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at their facility, located at 477 W. Spring St. in Fayetteville.

The play is based on Schreck’s experiences as a teen traveling to American Legion houses around the country winning debate competitions that ultimately paid for her college tuition. Now as an adult, she “reimagines how this living document served four generations of women and what it will mean for the future of America.”

The show is directed by T2 co-founder Amy Hertzberg, and stars Kelsey Venter in the lead role.

During its initial run in New York in 2019, the New York Times called the show “not just the best play to open on Broadway this season, but also the most important.”

Hertzberg said she instantly connected with the script as well.

“I love how the play, through its interactive aspects, invites us all in to ask the title question,” she said. “It’s not what the Constitution means to Heidi Schreck, the playwright, but what it means to all of us.”

This show also features Bruch Thomas Reed (Sundown Town) as the Legionnaire, and local high school students Manvitha Narasimhan and Alise Whitfield as the Debaters.

Production staff includes Scenic and Lighting Designer Shawn Irish, Costume Designer Jennifer McClory, Sound Designer PA Worthington, Props Lead Sophia DeGuzman, Production Stage Manager Emely Zepeda, and Assistant Stage Manager Amber Holley.

What the Constitution Means to Me will run through March 3, 2024, at 7:30pm Tuesday through Saturday and 2pm on Sunday at TheatreSquared’s Spring Theatre. Tickets range from $43 to $68, with no additional charges at checkout.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit theatre2.org.