School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

MAY 3-26, 2019
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Written by Jocelyn Bioh
Directed by Summer L. Williams

Berkshire Bank
Bove & Langa, P.C.
Associate Producers
Alex Baker & Butch Chilton
Melissa Langa & Jeff Wulfson
Ann Teixeira
Hal Tepfer & Stacie Simon

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

  • Special Events

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

    Join us for a talkback with artists from the show.