School Girls: Or, the African Mean Girls Play
For this week’s weekly meeting we will be hosting an event with Alphi Psi Omega that will showcase the play “School Girls: Or, the African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh presented by Alpha Psi Omega Theater club. The play won the 2018 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, The Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award for New American Playwright and the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award. The recorded MCC production features Adelphi University Department of Theatre and APO Alum Mirirai Sithole as Mercy. Mirirai won a Lucille Lortel award for her performance!”
Paulina, the reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But the arrival of Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter—and Paulina’s hive-minded friends. Directed by Tony Award® winner REBECCA TAICHMAN, 2018 Lortel Award winner for BEST PLAY and NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’S PICK explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe. Don’t miss this strictly limited engagement.
The play explores racism and colorism.