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.
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.
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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?