School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

June 6, 2018

[slideshow_deploy id=’9006′]WINNER! 2018 Lortel Award for Best Play! Paulina’s reign as the haughty ‘queen bee’ at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school may be over when Ericka, the daughter of a local cocoa tycoon, transfers in from Ohio for her senior year. Throwing unsparing light on questions of ambition, deceit, and the ultimate value of a fair-skinned complexion, this biting comedy by Jocelyn Bioh reinvents the American “Mean Girl” genre to explore the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage women across the globe.

RUN TIME: Approx. 75 minutes with no intermission.

Cast

Paulina Sarpong … Ireon Roach
Ericka Boafo … Victoria Byrd*
Ama … Sabrina Victor
Nana … Shanelle Chloe Villegas
Mercy … Tenneh Sillah
Gifty … Geraldine Bogard
Headmistress Francis … Crystin Gilmore*
Eloise Amponsah … Kris Sidberry*

Click here for full cast bios.

Production Team

Scenic Design : Baron E. Pugh
Costume Design: Miranda Kau Giurleo**
Lighting Design: Devorah Kengmana
Sound Design: Allyssa Jones

L. Arkansas Light*, Production Stage Manager
Audrey Seraphin, Assistant Stage Manager

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Sundays: 5/12, 5/19, 5/26 following 3:00 pm performances

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