The Return of Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls Opens Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway News   The Return of Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls Opens Off-Broadway
 
MCC Theater celebrates the show's remount at the Lucille Lortel Theatre following an acclaimed 2017 debut.
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Joanna A. Jones and MaameYaa Boafo Craig Schwartz

MCC Theater celebrates the official opening of Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play at the Lucille Lortel Theatre October 22. The acclaimed comedy is playing Off-Broadway a second time following a sold-out debut from MCC in 2017.

Read: HOW MEAN GIRLS AND A DEARTH OF ROLES INSPIRED JOCELYN BIOH’SSCHOOL GIRLS

Once again directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman, School Girls began performances October 16.

The cast of the remount is made up of MaameYaa Boafo, Latoya Edwards, Paige Gilbert, Joanna A. Jones, Abena Mensah-Bonsu, Mirirai Sithole, Myra Lucretia Taylor, and Zenzi Williams.

Set in an exclusive, all-girls boarding school in Ghana in the ‘80s, School Girls explores themes of beauty, colorism, and self-worth. Paulina, the reigning Queen Bee has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But the arrival of new student Ericka captures the attention of the pageant recruiter and Paulina’s hive-minded friends.

School Girls marks MCC's final production in the Lucille Lortel before the company's move into its new permanent home in midtown.

Check out photos from the return of School Girls below.

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