School Girls: Or, the African Mean Girls Play

School Girls: Or, the African Mean Girls Play

Off-Broadway
Play
An MCC Theater production.

SYNOPSIS: Paulina, the reigning Queen Bee at Ghana's most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But the mid-year arrival of Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter – and Paulina’s hive-minded friends. Jocelyn Bioh's buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe.

Directed by Rebecca Taichman

Starring Nabiyah Be, MaameYaa Boafo, Paige Gilbert, Zainab Jah, Nike Kadri, Abena Mensah-Bonsu, Mirirai Sithole and Myra Lucretia Taylor

Show Times: Tueday @7pm, Wednesday @7pm, Thursday @8pm, Friday @8pm, Saturday @2pm and 8pm, Sunday @3pm

Tickets from $30

mcctheater.org
  • Running Time: 75 minutes with no intermission
  • Playwright: Jocelyn Bioh

Awards

Drama Desk Award
2018 Outstanding Costume Design of a Play Nominee
2018 Outstanding Ensemble Performance Winner
2018 Outstanding Play Nominee
2018 Outstanding Wig and Hair Nominee
Drama League
2018 Distinguished Performance Nominee
2018 Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play Nominee
Lucille Lortel Award
2018 Outstanding Actress in a Play Nominee
2018 Outstanding Costume Design Winner
2018 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Winner
2018 Outstanding Play Winner
Outer Critics Circle
2018 John Gassner Award Winner
2018 Outstanding Actress in a Play Nominee
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