What the Constitution Means to Me

What the Constitution Means to Me

Regional Premiere

By Heidi Schreck

Fifteen year old Heidi earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions at American Legion posts across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful and achingly human new play, she resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the document’s profound impact on women’s bodies—starting with her great-great-grandmother, a mail-order bride who died under mysterious circumstances. This witty and searingly personal exploration breathes new life into our founding document and imagines how it will shape the next generation of American women.

Schreck’s timely and galvanizing play became a sensation off-Broadway before transferring to Broadway where it received two Tony Award nominations among countless other accolades, including Finalist for a Pulitzer Prize.

Content warning: What the Constitution Means to Me contains mentions of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and discussions of abortion and its stigmatization. If you would like further information regarding this content warning, please email shannon@mainstreettheater.com

The New York Times hailed What the Constitution Means to Me as “not just the best play to open on Broadway so far [that] season, but also the most important.”

“Uproariously funny, wrenchingly moving, critically challenging and politically inspiring.” – David Cole, The New York Review of Books

“A charming and incisive analysis of gender and racial biases inherent to the U.S. Constitution that examines how this living document could evolve to fit modern America.” – 2019 Pulitzer Prize Committee


Main Street Theater – Rice Village
2540 Times Blvd.


September 16 – October 15, 2023
Previews: September 10, 14 & 15, 2023

Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: $35 – $59

Open Captioning

September 17 at 3pm
Open “in-sync” Captioned Performance


Seating Charts
Learn more about available discounts here.

Running Time: 2 Hours including a 15 minute intermission

Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show.

Children under the age of 9 are not allowed in the theater.

Sunday, October 1: Join us Sunday, October 1 following the matinee for a discussion with Maisha Colter, MSW, JD, Chief Executive Officer of AVDA. Even if you are seeing the play on another day, you are welcome to join us. Just plan to arrive at the theater about 5:00pm.

AVDA is a nonprofit organization that has served the Houston community for 40 years with the mission to end family violence by advocating for the safety and self-determination of victims, promoting accountability for abusers and fostering a community response to abuse. AVDA is dedicated to providing multilingual, transformational, life saving services to survivors of abuse and their families.

Free Beer Fridays, sponsored by Saint Arnold’s! Have a beer on us after the show!

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