Jocelyn Bioh’s play School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play has extended for a second time Off-Broadway and will now play through December 31. The MCC production, directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman, was originally scheduled to close December 10 before announcing an initial extension through the 23rd.
School Girls began performances November 1 in the Lucille Lortel Theatre, where it officially opened to a number of positive reviews on November 16. Read reviews for the production here.
The play tells a coming of age story set in an all-girls boarding school in Ghana in the ‘80s while exploring themes of beauty, colorism, and colonialism.
School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play marks the professional playwriting debut of playwright and actor Bioh. Her acting stage credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on Broadway, as well as An Octoroon, In the Blood, and Everybody Off-Broadway.
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