What the Constitution Means to Me
Our next Rialto Recommends is filmed version of Heidi Schreck's play WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME. In high school, 15-year-old Heidi Schreck won enough prize money giving Constitution-themed speeches at American Legion halls to pay her way through college. A quarter-century later, Schreck spun her memories of all that youthful idealism into a hit Broadway show, “What the Constitution Means to Me,” which has proven to be every bit as much a “living, breathing document” as its subject since its 2019 debut at the Hayes Theater. Can You Ever Forgive Me and A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood director Marielle Heller directs. Variety raved "director Marielle Heller delivers a straightforward but impactful film version of Schreck's deeply personal Broadway show, just in time for the election." The Boston Globe said "Schreck matches the wit and fire of her writing with a riveting performance that often does not feel like a performance at all, but rather a cri de coeur wrenched up from a deep place where the personal, the historical, and the universal have met and merged." WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME is streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime HERE.