MaameYaa Boafo and Zainab Jah. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

MCC’s SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY by Jocelyn Bioh, Extends through December 31

MCC Theater’s critically-acclaimed World Premiere of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman, has extended through December 31, 2017 at The Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher. Click here for tickets.

Abena Mensah-Bonsu, Mirirai Sithole, and Paige Gilbert. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Abena Mensah-Bonsu, Mirirai Sithole, and Paige Gilbert. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

The cast features Nabiyah Be (Black Panther, Hadestown), MaameYaa Boafo (Untamed), Paige Gilbert (Street Children), Obie Award winner Zainab Jah (Eclipsed), Nike Kadri (The Death of the Last Black Man…), Abena Mensah-Bonsu (Ragtime on Ellis Island), Mirirai Sithole (The Death of the Last Black Man…), and Lortel Award nominee Myra Lucretia Taylor (Familiar).

MaameYaa Boafo and Zainab Jah. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
MaameYaa Boafo and Zainab Jah. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

In School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, 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 recruiter–and Paulina’s hive-minded friends. This 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?

Myra Lucretia Taylor. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Myra Lucretia Taylor. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Nike Kadri, Nabiyah Be, Paige Gilbert, Mirirai Sithole. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Nike Kadri, Nabiyah Be, Paige Gilbert, Mirirai Sithole. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
MaameYaa Boafo. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
MaameYaa Boafo. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Nabiyah Be and Myra Lucretia Taylor. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Nabiyah Be and Myra Lucretia Taylor. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

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