Read Reviews for Off-Broadway's School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play

The Verdict   Read Reviews for Off-Broadway's School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play
 
See what critics think of Jocelyn Bioh’s coming-of-age tale set in Ghana in the ‘80s.
School_Girls;_Or,_the_African_Mean_Girls_Play_MCC_Production_Photo_2017_117.MaameYaa Boafo in 'School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play' at MCC Theater (photo by Joan Marcus)_HR.jpg
MaameYaa Boafo Joan Marcus

MCC Theater celebrated the opening night of Jocelyn Bioh’s play School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play November 16.

School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play tells a coming of age tale set in an all-girls boarding school in Ghana in the ‘80s. The play explores themes of beauty, colorism, and adolescence.

The world premiere, directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman, marks the professional playwriting debut of playwright and actor Bioh.

Performances of School Girls began November 1 in the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Read reviews for the production below:

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

NBC (Karu F. Daniels)

New York Magazine / Vulture (Sara Holdren)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

Time Out New York (Helen Shaw)

Variety (Marilyn Stasio)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

The cast is made up of Zainab Jah (Eclipsed), Nabiiyah Be (Hadestown), MaameYaa Boafo (Untamed), Paige Gilbert (Street Children), Nike Kadri (The Death of the Last Black Man…), Abena Mensah-Bonsu (Ellis Island’s Ragtime), Mirirai Sithole (The Death of the Last Black Man), and Lortel Award nominee Myra Lucretia Taylor (Familiar).

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