School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play
A CO-PRODUCTION WITH PORTLAND CENTER STAGE AT THE ARMORY

School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play

January 18 - February 17, 2020
Portland Center Stage: Main Stage

A co-production with Portland Center Stage
play by Jocelyn Bioh
directed by Lava Alapai

Paulina, the reigning Queen Bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But the mid-year arrival of Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter—and nearly topples the social order of Paulina’s hive-minded friends. Jocelyn Bioh’s biting comedy explores the challenges facing teenage girls across the globe and cautions that while beauty may be only skin deep, its pursuit can cut much deeper.

Awards for Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls
2018 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play
2018 Outer Critics Circle Award for John Gassner Playwriting Award

To learn about the CAST and CREATIVE team of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, please visit the PCS page.

Accessibility

Open Captioned Matinee

Wheelchair seating
Call the box office at 503.241.1278 to reserve.

Digital FM hearing systems are available


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Portland Center Stage: Main Stage

128 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97209

Press

“Bioh knows how to craft bouncy, juicy dialogue that performers can have fun with.”

Sara Holdren, Vulture

“Delicious ensemble work”

Jesse Green, New York Times

“A ferociously entertaining morality tale”

Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

Creative

Jocelyn Bioh
Playwright
Lava Alapai
Director

Videos

Season Sponsors

Colliers International
Robert & Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Nossa Famila Coffee
Regional Arts & Culture Council
The Shubert Foundation Inc.
US Bank
Wood Partners
Rafati’s Catering
Cultural Trust
Howard S. Wright
The Kinsman Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
The Oregon Community Foundation
Ronni Lacroute
David & Christine Vernier
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