It's Mean Girls, But Not As You Know It
The Goodman brings its 2019/20 season to a rousing close with the ferociously funny winner of the 2018 Lortel Award for Best Play - School Girls or The African Mean Girls Play, fresh from its critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run. Written by emerging Ghanaian-American, New York-based playwright and performer Jocelyn Bioh, the production is praised for its artful collision of American and African culture, which surprisingly fuses the spirit of Heathers, Mean Girls and Jawbreakers with the world of Bioh's parents - Ghana in the late 60s.
The unique story follows Paulina, the ultimate queen bee of Ghana's most prestigious boarding school. Pretty, popular and downright nasty to her peers, she has her sights set on winning the Miss Universe Pageant. But when a new student named Ericka arrives and her talent and beauty captures the attention of not only the pageant recruiter but the rest of the school hive, the immaculately painted claws come out with hysterically funny results.