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.
No doubt, in teaming with The Diary of a Teenage Girl
director Marielle Heller
to release a filmed version of her show on Oct. 16, she hoped that her words might impact the 2020 presidential election. What Schreck couldnt have imagined is that the same week the special dropped on Amazon Prime, Senate lawmakers would be posing that very question to Donald Trump
s latest Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, asking this female originalist what the Constitution means to her.
Like her mentor Antonin Scalia
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