2024 Season

What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck

what the constitution means to me

mAY 1 - May 19

New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play

by Heidi Schreck

Directed by
caryn desai

Buy Tickets
Previews $37
Thu, Fri, Sat: $49
Sun: $52
Opening Night: $55
Dinner Package: $89

Post-show talkback with the cast!
Sunday, May 12

honorary producer: Port of Long Beach

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A highly entertaining, deeply informative and ultimately hopeful examination of the document that impacts every single one of us, every single day of our lives.
Chicago Sun Times

SUMMARY

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 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.

Michael Hollinger

heidi schreck

playwright

Heidi Schreck is a writer and performer living in Brooklyn. Her critically acclaimed, award-winning play What the Constitution Means to Me played an extended, sold-out run on Broadway in 2019, and was nominated for two Tony Awards. It had subsequent sold-out runs at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., as well as at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, and will continue its national tour when safe to do so.

A filmed version of What the Constitution Means to Me, starring Schreck, premiered this past October exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, and was nominated for a Critics Choice Award, a PGA Award, and a DGA Award. What the Constitution Means to Me was named Best of the Year by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Time Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, The New Yorker and more; NPR named it one of the “50 Great Pop Culture Moments” of 2019.

Schreck’s other plays Grand Concourse, Creature and There Are No More Big Secrets have been produced all over the country and she has worked as a stage actor in NYC for almost 20 years. Her screenwriting credits include I Love Dick, Billions, Nurse Jackie and shows in development with Amazon Studios, Big Beach, Imagine Television and A24.

As both an actor and writer she is the recipient of three Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award, and a Theatre World Award, as well as the Horton Foote Playwriting Award and the Hull-Warriner Award from the Dramatists Guild. She was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business in 2019 and was featured on Variety’s 2019 Broadway Impact List. Schreck was awarded Smithsonian magazine’s 2019 American Ingenuity Award for her work in the Performing Arts.

Dinner Package

Don’t forget ICT’s scrumptious dinner package! We offer this affordable package in conjunction with L’Opera Ristorante one of Long Beach’s finest restaurants. For only $89 a person (plus $2 convenience/handling fee), you will receive a 3-course prix fixe dinner and a ticket to a production. Dinner and a show – does it get any better than that?

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Ticketing Policies and Information

  • Contact the box office

    Tickets may be purchased online, but feel free to call or stop by to purchase your tickets too - we're happy to help! Call us at 562.436.4610 or visit the ICT Box Office, available Monday – Friday from 9:00AM through 5:00PM. You can also email us with inquiries at ict@ictlongbeach.org.

  • Group sales

    We offer attractive discounts for groups of 10 or more individuals. Groups get a minimum of $10 off each individual ticket, so prepare to SAVE 20-41% off regular ticket prices. Awesome! (We know.) Student groups save even more! Good seats, personalized service, plus an opportunity to add a dinner package to your fun evening or afternoon on the town. Call or email Denis for more details at (562) 495-4595, extension 102 or denis@ictlongbeach.org

  • Discounts

    Chamber Discount
    All Chamber of Commerce members receive $5 off each ticket, limit 2 tickets.**

    Student and Senior Discounts
    Full-time students 24 and under and seniors over the age of 65 get $5 off each ticket.

    **Please note that all discounts are only available in advance through the ICT Box Office. Discounts are not available in combination with any other offer. Other restrictions may apply. Special Offers do not apply to Season Subscription prices.

  • Theatre Location and parking

    ICT in the Beverly O'Neill Theater
    at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center
    330 East Seaside Way
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    (at intersection of S. Hart Place)

    Parking: $15

  • Seating Chart

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