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School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

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School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, Lucille Lortel Theatre, NYC Show Poster
Lucille Lortel Theatre

121 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014

Important Dates
Nov 02, 2017
Nov 19, 2017
Dec 10, 2017
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A buoyant and biting comedy that explore the universal similarities facing teenage girls across the globe.

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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 recruiterand Paulina’s hive-minded friends. Directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman, Jocelyn Bioh's 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?

Cast & Creative


  • Eloise Amponsah
    Zainab Jah
  • Paulina
    MaameYaa Boafo
  • Ericka
    Nabiyah Be
  • Headmistress Francis
    Myra Lucretia Taylor
  • Gifty
    Paige Gilbert
  • Ama
    Nike Kadri
  • Nana
    Abena Mensah-Bonsu
  • Mercy
    Mirirai Sithole


  • Written by
    Jocelyn Bioh
  • Director
    Rebecca Taichman
  • Set Designer
    Arnulfo Maldonado
  • Costume Designer
    Dede Ayite
  • Lighting Designer
    Jennifer Schriever
  • Sound Designer
    Palmer Hefferan