Pioneer Theater Company (PTC), Salt Lake City’s all-professional regional theater, announces that the title of its sixth slot of the season will be the hilarious, hopeful and painfully human play, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME.
Heidi Schreck’s 2017 play caused a stir off-Broadway before moving to Broadway in 2019, with Schreck herself in the lead role. Resurrecting her teenage self, she traces the deep relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives.
“I’m thrilled to announce the final title of the upcoming season,” said Karen Azenberg, Artistic Director of PTC. “It was well worth the wait and reflects the highest quality of new theater that PTC consistently brings to the community. I strive to produce work at PTC that cannot be found at any other theater in the region, and What the Constitution means to Me is a perfect example.”
Managing Director DIANE PARISI notes: “We are delighted that this play also has the honor of being the inaugural production of the new Meldrum Theater at the Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse. With 375 seats, the theater is designed to enhance the audience experience by bringing them closer to the world of play.”
The new theater, which is expected to be completed in early 2023, will be housed in the Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse on the University of Utah campus. The Fieldhouse, as it had been known for generations, had been decommissioned and will now be a mixed-use building that will include performance space for PTC and the University of Utah Theater Department.
Finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME is “A charming and incisive analysis of the gender and racial biases inherent in the US Constitution that examines how this living document might evolve to fit modern America” , according to the Pulitzer Committee. Nominated for the coveted Tony Award® for Best Play, Schreck’s play was also nominated for top honors by the Drama Desk, Drama League, Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics’ Award organizations.
Other performances in the 2022-23 season include the world premiere of a new musical, SHUCKED; the Utah premiere of THE PROM, one of Broadway’s recent mega-hits; A CHRISTMAS STORY, MUSIC; and PUTTING IT TOGETHER, a tribute to Stephen Sondheim, one of today’s greatest composers and lyricists. On the program for the season, a new adaptation of SCAPIN by Molière and the world premiere of A DISTINCT SOCIETY by Kareem Fahmy.
Single tickets go on sale August 15, 2022 at 10 a.m. Season packages have been revised for the 2022-2023 season. In addition to the popular 7-Play and Pick 5 subscription packages, PTC has launched a Pick 3 Musical package, which goes on sale August 1, for customers who want to choose just three musicals this season at a discounted rate. As in previous years, patrons 35 and under can purchase a 7-Play subscription at 50% off regular prices for our Monday-Thursday performances. Seniors can also benefit from this fixed 50% discount for Saturday mornings. Customers can also choose to attend the “rush”, one hour before the curtain, with the Rush Pass.
Subscribers enjoy great benefits, like priority seat selection during an exclusive pre-sale period, additional ticket discounts, concierge ticket exchanges and, for 7-Play subscribers, a two-for-two show exchange productions of the season and a voucher for a free game. , for each subscription.
For season subscriptions, contact the Pioneer Theater Company Box Office at [email protected], 801-581-6961, or visit online at www.pioneertheatre.org.