School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

MCC Theater presents a special return engagement for Jocelyn Bioh's hit comedy School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, directed by Tony Award winner Rebecca Taichman.

The production previously staged an acclaimed run at the Lucille Lortel Theatre from November 2 through to December 31, 2017.

(Photos by Craig Schwartz)

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Running time: 
1hr 10mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
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About School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play:

In School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, Paulina, the reigning queen bee at Ghana's most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But the arrival of Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter--and Paulina’s hive-minded friends. This buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe. How far would you go to be queen bee?

By:
Jocelyn Bioh
Producer:
MCC Theater
Director:
Rebecca Taichman
Lighting:
Jen Schriever
Sound:
Palmer Hefferan
Design:
Arnulfo Maldonado
Costume:
Dede M. Ayite
Cast list:
MaameYaa Boafo (as Paulina Sarpong), Latoya Edwards (as Ama), Paige Gilbert (as Gifty), Zainab Jah (as Eloise Amponsah), Joanna A. Jones (as Ericka Boafo), Abena Mensah-Bonsu (as Nana), Mirirai Sithole (as Mercy), and Myra Lucretia Taylor (as Headmistress Francis)
Other info:
Hair & Wig Design by Cookie Jordan and Dialect Coaching by Deborah Hecht
School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
October 16, 2018
Opening date: 
October 22, 2018
Closes: 
December 9, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday-7pm
Thursday-8pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday3pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Lucille Lortel Theatre

Address:
121 Christopher Street (between Hudson and Bleecker Street), New York, NY 10014
Nearest subway station:
Christopher Street Station

Our School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play Review

The first thing to know about School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play is that it is a lot of fun—punctuated by moments of stunning cruelty and painful revelation. As the title owns, Jocelyn Bioh's debut play borrows from the established playbook of high-school–genre films—The Breakfast Club through The Heathers, Legally Blonde to the actual Mean Girls.