2019 Robert C. Cobb Sr. Memorial Lecture

What the Constitution Means to Me

Heidi Shreck Portrait


Heidi Schreck


Thursday, September 26, 4 p.m.


Sanders Theatre
Harvard University
45 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement is pleased to announce the 2019 Robert C. Cobb Sr. Memorial Lecture presented by Heidi Schreck, “What the Constitution Means to Me."

Schreck’s celebrated play of the same title, winner of the Obie Award for Best New American Play and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, is a “deeply affecting traverse of the intersection between a nation’s defining legal document and that nation’s continuing struggle to implement it” (Washington Post). 

The show, in which Schreck also stars, has made headlines for its profound impact at a moment when questions of citizenship have never felt more urgent. Its precedent-setting success has revised assumptions about what kind of material can succeed in mainstream theatre—and offered a forcible reminder of the role art can play in our national dialogue. 

Following on the show’s highly successful Broadway run and September reprise at the Kennedy Center, Heidi Schreck comes to Harvard as HILR’s Convocation speaker. 


This event is free and open to the public, but tickets must be obtained from the Harvard Box Office. Tickets available starting Wednesday, September 4, at noon.