“The Constitution means squat!” Anyone who watched the recent impeachment trial would not be faulted for feeling like this is the consensus with our current government. But whatever side you may be on, it is clear that the Founding Fathers left a lot of their ideas open to interpretation, a fact which has exploited to almost comical proportions by Washington. All of this makes the Tony-nominated Broadway play, What the Constitution Means to Me, ridiculously relevant right now. Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Heidi Schreck’s story, directed by Oliver Butler and starring Maria Dizzia (Orange is the New Black), sees the lead character look back at her time winning constitutional debates in school, while examining four generations of women and how the governing document shaped their lives —  and ours. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown; Wed., Feb. 26-Fri., Feb. 28, various showtimes; $49/$99. centertheatregroup.org/tickets/mark-taper-forum/2019/what-the-constitution-means-to-me/.

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