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Theatre Information

Lucille Lortel Theatre (New York, NY)
121 Christopher St (between Hudson & Bleeker Sts)

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 15 minutes

Tuesdays: 7:00pm
Wednesdays 7:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

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New York Times Critic's Pick, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh is back in session for an encore run this fall at MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Paulina, the reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss 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. Directed by Tony Award winner Rebecca Taichman, Bioh's buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe. Don't miss what the Hollywood Reporter calls, "ferociously entertaining and as heartwarming as it is hilarious" for a strictly limited engagement.
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SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Will Be Filmed for WNET-TVSCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Will Be Filmed for WNET-TV
by BWW News Desk - December 5, 2018

MCC Theater announce the last day of school-the final performance of the encore production of the critically acclaimed , award-winning play School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017/18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence, Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman will be December 9, 2018. (more...)

MCC Extends SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Through December 9thMCC Extends SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Through December 9th
by BWW News Desk - November 1, 2018

MCC Theater announced today the extension of the run of the encore production of the critically acclaimed, award-winning play School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-2018 Tow Playwright-in-Residence, Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman. The encore production opened at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) on October 22nd and was set to end performances on November 25th. Due to popular demand, the production will now play through December 9, 2018. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On The Opening Night Red Carpet for SCHOOL GIRLSPhoto Coverage: On The Opening Night Red Carpet for SCHOOL GIRLS
by Jennifer Broski - October 23, 2018

MCC Theater's return of the critically acclaimed, sold out, extended, award-winning play School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman opened last night, October 22nd. The encore production will be performed at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) from October 16th through November 25th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SCHOOL GIRLS Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: SCHOOL GIRLS Celebrates Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - October 23, 2018

MCC Theater's return of the critically acclaimed, sold out, extended, award-winning play School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman opened last night, October 22nd. The encore production will be performed at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) from October 16th through November 25th. (more...)

BWW Review:  MCC Encores Jocelyn Bioh's Colorism Drama  SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAYBWW Review: MCC Encores Jocelyn Bioh's Colorism Drama SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
by Michael Dale - October 23, 2018

As the grand finale of their fourteen year residency at Christopher Street's Lucille Lortel Theatre, before moving to their brand new Hell's Kitchen digs, Manhattan Class Company brings in an encore engagement of Jocelyn Bioh's Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning drama from last season, the endearing and poignant School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play. (more...)

SCHOOL GIRLS: OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Opens TonightSCHOOL GIRLS: OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 22, 2018

MCC THEATER just today announced the full cast and creative team for the return of the critically acclaimed, sold out, extended, award-winning play School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman. The encore production will be performed at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) from October 16th through November 25th. Opening night is set for October 22nd. Prior to the return, Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles will present the MCC production at the CTG Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City from September 2nd through September 30th. (more...)

SCHOOL GIRLS: OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Begins Encore Run Today at MCCSCHOOL GIRLS: OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Begins Encore Run Today at MCC
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2018

Previews begin tonight, October 16, for MCC Theater critically acclaimed, sold out, extended, award-winning play School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony® Winner Rebecca Taichman. The encore production will be performed at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) through November 25th. Opening night is set for October 22nd.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the New Class of SCHOOL GIRLS, OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAYPhoto Flash: First Look at the New Class of SCHOOL GIRLS, OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
by BWW News Desk - September 25, 2018

School is back in session….in preparation for their return to NYC at MCC's Lucille Lortel Theater in October, the cast of School Girls, or, The African Mean Girls Play, currently playing at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre in LA through September 30th was photographed by Luke Fontana.  The shoot was styled by Bold in Africa with the stylist being Kemiyondo Coutinho and they are all dressed in current African designs.  (more...)