School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play Extends Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway News   School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play Extends Off-Broadway
 
Jocelyn Bioh’s acclaimed playwriting debut will now play to the end of the year due to popular demand.
School_Girls;_Or,_the_African_Mean_Girls_Play_MCC_Production_Photo_2017_128.Abena Mensah-Bonsu, Mirirai Sithole, and Paige Gilbert in 'School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play' at MCC Theater (photo by Joan Marcus)_HR.jpg
Abena Mensah-Bonsu, Mirirai Sithole, and Paige Gilbert Joan Marcus

Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play will now play an additional two weeks due to popular demand. The world premiere from MCC Theater, directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman, opened to a slew of positive reviews November 16.

Read reviews for the production.

Performances of School Girls began November 1 in the Lucille Lortel Theatre and will now continue through December 23 instead of the originally scheduled December 10.

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

The Off-Broadway production marks the professional playwriting debut of playwright and actor Bioh.

See Bioh, the cast and creative team at last night’s opening night celebrations:

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