Press kit: What the Constitution Means to Me

What the Constitution Means to Me

Full press releases provided in PDF format.

01/31/18: What the Constitution Means to Me in 2017–18 Season…

What the Constitution Means to Me Replaces Pike St. in Berkeley Rep’s 2017–18 Season

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced that due to scheduling conflicts, Nilaja Sun’s Pike St. will be replaced by What the Constitution Means to Me as the final production in its 2017–18 season. Written by and starring award-winning playwright and actress Heidi Schreck and directed by Oliver Butler, What the Constitution Means to Me will have its West Coast premiere in the Peet’s Theatre.

Read full release

Press photos are provided in two formats: for print use (300 dpi) and for web use (72 dpi). To download an image, choose which size is appropriate for you, click on that link to open the image in a new window and then right click to save.

Open all · Close all

Show photos

What the Constitution Means to Me press photo

Print use · Web use

Playwright and performer Heidi Schreck in the West Coast premiere of What the Constitution Means to Me at Berkeley Rep.

Photo courtesy of Alessandra Mello/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

What the Constitution Means to Me press photo

Print use · Web use

Playwright and performer Heidi Schreck in the West Coast premiere of What the Constitution Means to Me at Berkeley Rep.

Photo courtesy of Alessandra Mello/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

What the Constitution Means to Me press photo

Print use · Web use

Anaya Matthews (Anaya) in the West Coast premiere of What the Constitution Means to Me at Berkeley Rep.

Photo courtesy of Alessandra Mello/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

What the Constitution Means to Me press photo

Print use · Web use

(l to r) Danny Wolohan (Danny), Wisdom Kunitz (Wisdom), and Heidi Schreck in the West Coast premiere of What the Constitution Means to Me at Berkeley Rep.

Photo courtesy of Alessandra Mello/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

What the Constitution Means to Me press photo

Print use · Web use

(l to r) Danny Wolohan (Danny) and Heidi Schreck (Heidi) in the West Coast premiere of What the Constitution Means to Me at Berkeley Rep.

Photo courtesy of Alessandra Mello/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

What the Constitution Means to Me press photo

Print use · Web use

Playwright and performer Heidi Schreck in the West Coast premiere of What the Constitution Means to Me at Berkeley Rep.

Photo courtesy of Alessandra Mello/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

What the Constitution Means to Me press photo

Print use · Web use

(l to r) Anaya Matthews (Anaya), Heidi Schrek (Heidi), and Danny Wolohan (Danny) in the West Coast premiere of What the Constitution Means to Me at Berkeley Rep.

Photo courtesy of Alessandra Mello/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

What the Constitution Means to Me press photo

Print use · Web use

(l to r) Wisdom Kunitz (Wisdom) and Heidi Schreck (Heidi) in the West Coast premiere of What the Constitution Means to Me at Berkeley Rep.

Photo courtesy of Alessandra Mello/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

What the Constitution Means to Me press photo

Print use · Web use

Danny Wolohan (Danny) in the West Coast premiere of What the Constitution Means to Me at Berkeley Rep.

Photo courtesy of Alessandra Mello/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Advance photos

What the Constitution Means to Me press photo

Print use · Web use

Heidi Schreck, playwright of What the Constitution Means to Me

Photo by Christian Peacock

What the Constitution Means to Me press photo

Print use · Web use

Heidi Schreck, playwright of What the Constitution Means to Me

Photo by Zak DeZon

Open all · Close all

Who

Written by Heidi Schreck
Directed by Oliver Butler

Cast members include

Heidi Schreck (Heidi), Danny Wolohan (Danny), Wisdom Kunitz (Wisdom), and Anaya Matthews (Anaya)

Creative team includes

Rachel Hauck (scenic designer), Michael Krass (costume designer), Jennifer Schriever (lighting designer), and Sinan Refik Zafer (sound designer)

What

When Heidi Schreck was in high school she delivered speeches about the Constitution in American Legion Halls all over the country in order to earn money to pay for college. Today the witty Obie Award-winning performer radically reinvents the speech she gave at 15 and discovers the profound effect this document has had on four generations of women in her family. The piece culminates in a fierce impromptu debate between Heidi and a local high-school debater over the future of our inalienable rights. Directed by the Debate Society’s Obie Award-winning Oliver Butler, What the Constitution Means to Me is a moving and entertaining show that New York Magazine called one of the 10 best shows of 2017, saying: “It finds the political, and the powerful, in the personal.”

Where

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Peet’s Theatre, 2025 Addison Street @ Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94704

When

May 3–June 17, 2018

What the Constitution Means to Me calendar

Special events

Teen Night

Friday 5/4 @ 6:30pm

Opening Night

Thursday 5/10 @ 8pm
Includes a pre-show dinner beginning at 5:30pm for donors. Event sponsored by Gather Restaurant, Hafner Vineyard, and Ramsay Winery.

Free docent events

Docent talks before Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening and Sunday matinee performances, and discussions after all matinees

Post-play discussions

Friday 5/18, Tuesday 5/22, and Thursday 6/14 following the performance

Open captioned performance

Sunday 5/20 @ 2pm

How much

Premium: $57–97 · Section A: $50–81 · Section B: $30–65 (subject to change)

Discounts

  • Half-price tickets available for anyone under 35 years of age
  • $10 discount for students and seniors one hour before curtain
  • Groups of 10 or more, email groups@berkeleyrep.org

Tix & info

510 647–2949 · berkeleyrep.org

Download fact sheet PDF

 

Home

Peet’s Theatre
2025 Addison St, Berkeley CA 94704

Roda Theatre
2015 Addison St, Berkeley CA 94704

Box office
510 647–2949
customerservice@berkeleyrep.org
2025 Addison St, Berkeley CA 94704
Open Tuesday–Sunday, noon–7pm

Administrative offices
510 647–2900
info@berkeleyrep.org
999 Harrison St, Berkeley CA 94710
Open Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm
Direct all mail to our administrative offices.

School of Theatre
510 647–2972
school@berkeleyrep.org
2071 Addison St, Berkeley CA 94704
Please direct mail to 2025 Addison St.

Press
510 647–2917
press@berkeleyrep.org
2025 Addison St, Berkeley CA 94704
Visit our online press room.

Program advertising
For local advertising inquiries, please contact Pamela Webster.
510 590–7091
pwebster@berkeleyrep.org
Our programs are published by Encore Arts Programs.

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization · Tax ID 94-1679756
Privacy policy · Site map · Webmaster