The Vertical Player Repertory Set To Revive ‘The Constitution’

By David Salazar

The Vertical Player repertory is set to bring back “The Constitution” by Ben Yarmolinsky.

The production is set to open on Sept. 17 with three additional performances on the 24th, 26th, and 28th at Behind the Door in Brooklyn, NY. There will also be a free open dress rehearsal on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.

The work, which premiered in June 2019 to sold out performances, sets the U.S. Constitution for chorus and soloists with particular highlights of Articles 1-7, the Bill of Rights, and subsequent amendments.

The performance will feature soloists Liz Lang, Michelle Trovato, Linda Collazo, Andrew Egbuchiem, Anthony P. McGlaun, Bryon Singleton, Blake Burroughs, and Roland Burks.

“Given the disturbing state of affairs in our country, I’ve been going over and over in my mind the importance of performing this piece right now, of engaging artistically with this crucial document that defines our rights and freedoms as citizens, aspiring citizens, and residents of this country,” Producer and co-director Judith Barnes stated in a press release.

“I hope the experience will spark our resolve to uphold the constitutional ideals of justice, freedom, human dignity, and participation in government, ideals which are in constant need of our awareness and protection.”