School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

By Jocelyn Bioh
Directed By Summer L. Williams

SpeakEasy Stage Company
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
5/3/19 - 5/26/19


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-skinnedcomplexion, 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.


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