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BWW Review: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at Goodman Theatre Photo BWW Review: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at Goodman Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Aug 3, 2021

After such a long wait, it’s particularly magical to see this uproariously funny but also tender play that puts young Black women right at its center.

Goodman Theatre Reopens This Month With SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Photo Goodman Theatre Reopens This Month With SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2021

Biting and buoyant, School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play earned critical and popular acclaim in its Off-Broadway extended run. As 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's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Extends Streaming Photo Goodman Theatre's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Extends Streaming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2020

On the heels of a limited online run, Jocelyn Bioh's School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls directed by Lili-Anne Brown, is now extended and available for streaming through May 31.

Goodman Theatre's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Now Available to Stre Photo Goodman Theatre's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Now Available to Stream
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 2, 2020

Today, 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 to mitigate spread of COVID-19.

SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Makes Its Chicago Premiere March 7 At G Photo SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Makes Its Chicago Premiere March 7 At Goodman Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 25, 2020

Goodman Theatre continues its 2019/2020 Season with the Chicago premiere of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play. This a?oeuproarious comedy that also pulls at the heartstringsa?? (The Hollywood Reporter), written by Jocelyn Bioh, arrives on the heels of a critically acclaimed, extended run Off-Broadway at MCC Theater. Chicago favorite Lili-Anne Brown returns to the Goodman to direct, after last season's celebrated production of Lottery Day. Full casting is below.

Goodman Theatre Has Announced Casting For SCHOOL GIRLS and AMERICAN MARIACHI Photo Goodman Theatre Has Announced Casting For SCHOOL GIRLS and AMERICAN MARIACHI
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 3, 2020

Goodman Theatre has announced casting for two upcoming Chicago premiere productions in its 2019/2020 Season. Jocelyn Bioh's School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play comes to the Goodman following its acclaimed off-Broadway engagement in a new production directed by Lili-Anne Brown (Lottery Day); and American Mariachi, directed by Goodman Resident Artistic Associate Henry Godinez in a co-production with Dallas Theater Center, featuring live mariachi music on stage. School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play appears March 7 - April 12, 2020; tickets ($20-$70) are on sale now. American Mariachi appears April 25 - May 31; tickets ($20-$70) go on sale February 28 at 10am. Both productions appear in the 856-seat Albert Theatre. For tickets, visit GoodmanTheatre.org, call 312.443.3800 or purchase at the Goodman Theatre box office (170 N. Dearborn).

Photo Flash: First Look at First Floor Theater's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS Photo Photo Flash: First Look at First Floor Theater's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2019

First Floor Theater presents the Chicago premiere of the award-winning SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS, part of playwright Donja R. Love's trilogy of black love at pivotal moments in history, helmed by Company Member Mikael Burke, director of last season's acclaimed production of Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies. SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS will play October 19 – November 23, 2019 at FFT's resident home, The Den Theatre (2B), 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently on sale at firstfloortheater.com. The press opening Thursday, October 24 at 7:30 pm.

First Floor Theater Presents SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS Photo First Floor Theater Presents SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS
by Julie Musbach - Sep 23, 2019

First Floor Theater launches its eighth season with the Chicago premiere of the award-winning SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS, part of playwright Donja R. Love's trilogy of black love at pivotal moments in history, helmed by Company Member Mikael Burke, director of last season's acclaimed production of Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies. SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS will play October 19 a?" November 23, 2019 at FFT's resident home, The Den Theatre (2B), 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.

First Floor Theater Announces Casting for SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS Photo First Floor Theater Announces Casting for SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS
by Julie Musbach - Sep 12, 2019

First Floor Theater announces casting for its Chicago premiere of the award-winning SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS, part of playwright Donja R. Love's trilogy of black love at pivotal moments in history, helmed by Company Member Mikael Burke, director of last season's acclaimed production of Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies.

Idle Muse Theatre Company to Stage Midwest Premiere of Conor McPherson's THE VEIL Photo Idle Muse Theatre Company to Stage Midwest Premiere of Conor McPherson's THE VEIL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Idle Muse Theatre Company's season eleven, which features plays exploring women achieving self-definition in a world that tries to define them in relationship to the men around them, opens the Midwest premiere of The Veil written by playwright Conor McPherson directed by guest artist Ann Kreitman this month.

Midwest Premiere of Conor McPherson's THE VEIL Opens This Week Photo Midwest Premiere of Conor McPherson's THE VEIL Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Idle Muse Theatre Company's season eleven, which features plays exploring women achieving self-definition in a world that tries to define them in relationship to the men around them, opens the Midwest premiere of The Veil written by playwright Conor McPherson directed by guest artist Ann Kreitman this month.

Idle Muse Theatre Company to Stage Midwest Premiere of Conor McPherson's THE VEIL Photo Idle Muse Theatre Company to Stage Midwest Premiere of Conor McPherson's THE VEIL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Idle Muse Theatre Company's season eleven, which features plays exploring women achieving self-definition in a world that tries to define them in relationship to the men around them, opens the Midwest premiere of The Veil written by playwright Conor McPherson directed by guest artist Ann Kreitman this month.

Midwest Premiere of Conor McPherson's THE VEIL Opens 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Idle Muse Theatre Company's season eleven, which features plays exploring women achieving self-definition in a world that tries to define them in relationship to the men around them, concludes with the Midwest premiere of The Veil written by playwright Conor McPherson directed by guest artist Ann Kreitman.

Idle Muse Theatre Company Presents Midwest Premiere of THE VEIL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Idle Muse Theatre Company's season eleven, which features plays exploring women achieving self-definition in a world that tries to define them in relationship to the men around them, concludes with the Midwest premiere of The Veil written by playwright Conor McPherson directed by guest artist Ann Kreitman.

Cast and Production Team Set for Midwest Premiere of THE VEIL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

 Idle Muse Theatre Company announced the cast and  production team for the Midwest premiere of The Veil written by playwright Conor McPherson.