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 Global 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. This buoyant and biting new comedy, twice extended in its acclaimed New York debut, is sweeping the nation's stages, and has become a cultural phenomenon.
Presented by TheatreSquared
Thru - Mar 14, 2021
Show Times TBA
Show Type: Comedy
School Girls or the African Mean Girls Play Reviews
- Highly Recommended
- Somewhat Recommended
- Not Recommended
TotalTheater - Highly Recommended
"...A story so closely tied to bodily appearance (cf. "Of Mice and Men") presents its own set of challenges-difficulties admirably resolved in this Arkansas-based production by TheatreSquared company. To be sure, Makha Mthembu's Paulina and Amira Danan's Ericka are required to display contrasting complexions, but director Vicki Washington also coaxes out an array of defining character traits-variations in vocal range, speed of delivery, hair-length, and texture-while Azalea Fairley's costume design deftly tweaks the severe student uniforms to reflect the individual personalities of each wearer, from the brawny Nana, slow-witted Gifty, bookish Mercy and outspoken Ama, to Jasmine M. Rush's straitlaced Headmistress Francis and Shariba Rivers's pragmatic ex-celebrity Eloise."
Read Full Review