“…funny and fast-paced…brisk and clear…[Bioh] knows how to craft bouncy, juicy dialogue that performers can have fun with. She also knows that there’s a sting inside all this fun.” —NY Magazine
Get to know Paulina, the ‘Queen Bee’ of Aburi Girls’ Senior High School. This buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities — and glaring differences — facing teenage girls across the globe as those at an exclusive boarding school in Ghana set their sights on the Miss Global Universe pageant.
MEET THE CAST - COMING SOON!
MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM
MORE INSIGHTS. MORE FUN.
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Taste & ChatTue, Oct 24 at 6PM
Before the show, enjoy free wine and food tastings from one of our local restaurants with show ticket purchase!
Pride NightThu, Oct 26 at 6PM
A pre-show cocktail party for the LGBTQ+ community and friends with show ticket purchase!
Black Excellence NightFri, Oct 27 at 6:30PM
A FREE pre-show communal celebration for the Black and Brown community to celebrate Black people, history, and excellence!
OPENING NIGHTSat, Oct 28, post-show
Celebrate the opening of the production along with the cast, crew, and creative team - free with show ticket purchase!
SUNDAY SYMPOSIUMSun, Oct 29, post-show
POST-PLAY DIALOGUEThu, Nov 2, post-show
OPEN CAPTIONSSun, Nov 5 matinee
Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can enjoy the performance while watching an easy-to-read digital screen with the actors’ dialogue.
BACKSTAGE PASSWed, Nov 8 mat, post-show
After the show, learn how the Playhouse technical staff brought it to life!
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The Playhouse offers a variety of accessible ticket pricing options, including pay-what-you-will performances, first responder discounts, free tickets for Indigenous peoples, and more.See ticketing discounts
Production Sponsors: Judy & Scott Phares.
Production Partners: Paige & Jodi Couture.
Media Sponsorship for the 2023 season is generously provided by Moffly Media and WSHU Public Radio.
Additional Production Credits
School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
World Premiere at the MCC Theater, October 16, 2017 (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, & William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director)
Originally developed as part of The New Black Fest at The Lark, 2016
Additional development as part of the MCC Theater PlayLabs series, 2016
“The Greatest Love Of All”
By Linda Creed and Michael Masser
Used by Permission of EMI Gold Horizon Music Corporation; EMI Golden Torch Music Corporation
All rights reserved.
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directed by Candis C. Jones