Goodman Theatre presents SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Preview


Streaming through May 31, 2020

For Tickets:

$15+ Pay-what-you-can Free for current ticket holders.

For tickets, visit the Goodman Theatre website.

Goodman Theatre makes available for online streaming its production of Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, while performances are suspended due to COVID-19. The Goodman’s digital recording of the Chicago premiere production was captured in previews, before the production was halted several days shy of its scheduled opening night.

“What Lili-Anne and her terrific company have created is absolutely exuberant and incredibly special. We are proud to share this production at this challenging moment—a time when our community arguably needs the power of theater more than ever,” said Artistic Director Robert Falls. “While nothing compares with the transformative experience of gathering to witness a live performance, we hope our video capture will bring some joy until we can be together again.”

School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play tells the story of how the reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school sets her sights on the Miss Universe pageant.  A new student unexpectedly changes the game, forcing her to defend her reputation—and status.

Goodman Theatre SCHOOL GIRLS
Katherine Lee Bourné (Ama), Tiffany Renee Johnson (Mercy), Adia Alli (Gifty), Ashley Crowe (Nana) and Tania Richard (Headmistress Francis) in School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play Liz Lauren
Goodman Theatre SCHOOL GIRLS
Tania Richard (Headmistress Francis) and Lanise Antoine Shelley (Eloise Amponsah) in School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play Liz Lauren

About the Author:

Lauren Katz is a freelance director and dramaturge, and new to the Chicago Theatre Scene. She recently moved from Washington DC, where she worked with Mosaic Theater Company of DC in Company Management, as well as directed around town with various theaters.

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