Oct. 20 through Nov. 12, 2023
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00p pm, and Sunday at 2:00 pm
(Single tickets: $28)
Fri., Oct. 20, 8:00 p.m. Opening Night
Sat., Oct. 21, 8:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 22, 2:00 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 26, 8:00 p.m.- mask required
Fri., Oct. 27, 8:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 28, 8:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 29, 2:00 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 2, 8:00 p.m.- mask required
Fri., Nov. 3, 8:00 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 4, 8:00 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 5, 2:00 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 9, 8:00 p.m.- mask required
Fri., Nov. 10, 8:00 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 11, 8:00 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2:00 p.m.
THEATRE NOVA PRESENTS
WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME
by Heidi Schreck
"Not just the best play on Broadway, but also the most important."
– New York Times
Fifteen-year-old Heidi earned college money by competing in Constitutional debate competitions across the U.S. In this hilarious and hopeful play, adult Heidi looks back at her younger self, her mother, and her grandmother, tracing the impact the Constitution had on all of their lives.
Directed by Briana O'Neal, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME by Heidi Schreck features Emily Wilson-Tobin, David Galido, and Skye Soleà. The production and design team includes Paul Taylor (scenic design), Jeff Alder (lighting design), Genevieve Compton (costume design), Carla Milarch (props/sound design), and Carolyn Pierce (stage manager).
What the Constitution Means to Me contains mentions of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and discussions of abortion and its stigmatization.
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All Thursday performances will be mask-required to provide a safe space for our immunocompromised patrons and those who want a higher level of risk mitigation. On dates when masks are not required, we recommend patrons wear masks. This policy is subject to change, following fluctuating local, state, and federal guidelines. Please check our current COVID-19 policy before your scheduled performance date.
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BOLD CONVERSATIONS: THEATRE NOVA'S "WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME" EXPLORES BIG ISSUES ON A SMALL STAGE
"Theatre Nova is the perfect venue for Schreck’s play. It’s a small theater in the heart of a great university town, a place where arguments about the Constitution really matter.
[Emily] Wilson-Tobin projects the charm, the humor, and the hurt that makes Schreck’s story so important in these uncertain times. Wilson-Tobin is especially good at shifting from simple conversation to deeper and highly personal issues. David Galido['s] performance is both touching and amusing. Skye Solea, a 17-year-old actress and filmmaker... presents the kind of self-assured young woman who will make her own case for a better future.
This is an emotionally engaging presentation and it deserves a big audience. These issues will always be with us and a strong, open, and honest debate is what this country and the Constitution are supposed to be about." -Hugh Gallagher
"I overheard audience members expressing the thought that this would be a great play for students. This is true. But many of us who are long past school age must admit that we really don’t know much about this document.
By seeing this production, I hope that many audience members, young and old, will walk away from the theatre with a bit more understanding of this aspect of American history, but I also believe that they will enjoy the play as a theatrical experience. How can one not become instantly engrossed in the engaging and enthusiastic delivery of the lines by actress Emily Wilson-Tobin, who plays Heidi? David Galido and Heidi were just so…for lack of a better word, so likable!"