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‘School Girls: Or, The African Mean Girls Play’
November 7, 2019
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 8, 2019
Nov. 7-Dec. 8: “School Girls: Or, The African Mean Girls Play,” O’Reilly Theater. This African remake of the American story takes place in an elite boarding school where students are preparing to compete for the title of Miss Ghana. The popular queen bee assumes she’ll win, but a newcomer might ruin her chances. Best for tweens and older.
“A GLEEFUL AFRICAN MAKEOVER OF AN AMERICAN GENRE.” –The New York Times
Playwright Jocelyn Bioh is a first-generation American whose parents emigrated from Ghana in Africa. This sparkling comedy was inspired by her mother’s experience in an elite boarding school there in 1986, as students prepare to enter the Miss Ghana pageant and a chance to be Miss Universe. Paulina, queen bee of the in-crowd, assumes she’ll win. But when Ericka enrolls, Paulina’s popularity plummets. The girls find out if beauty really is skin deep in this new, critically acclaimed, and award-winning play that sold-out two runs Off-Broadway last season.
Various performance times throughout the run.