School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play Returns Off-Broadway October 16

Off-Broadway News   School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play Returns Off-Broadway October 16
 
MCC Theater remounts Jocelyn Bioh’s acclaimed comedy at the Lucille Lortel, marking the final production at the downtown theatre.
School_Girls;_Or,_the_African_Mean_Girls_Play_MCC_Production_Photo_2017_128.Abena Mensah-Bonsu, Mirirai Sithole, and Paige Gilbert in 'School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play' at MCC Theater (photo by Joan Marcus)_HR.jpg
Abena Mensah-Bonsu, Mirirai Sithole, and Paige Gilbert Joan Marcus

As MCC Theater prepares to move into its new permanent home in midtown, the Off-Broadway company wraps up its tenure at the Lucille Lortel Theatre with a remount of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play.

Jocelyn Bioh’s acclaimed comedy, directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman, begins performances October 16 ahead of an October 22 opening night.

Jocelyn Bioh
Jocelyn Bioh Marc J. Franklin

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

School Girls received a critically acclaimed world premiere from MCC last fall, marking actor and playwright Bioh's professional playwriting debut. The play tells a coming-of-age story set in an exclusive, all-girls boarding school in Ghana in the ‘80s.

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.

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

Check out photos from the original Off-Broadway run of School Girls below.

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