School Girls, or, the African Mean Girls Play
Just how mean are these mean girls in New York playwright Jocelyn Bioh's 2017 comedy? Bioh was inspired to write the play-- about a group of girls at a boarding school in Ghana who are competing to be Miss Ghana 1986--by the life of her own mother, who grew up in Ghana and apparently was pretty tough herself. These bad-girl comedies never get old, at least if you were ever a girl, and this one, now at Berkeley Rep, has been highly praised.
Summary by Jean Schiffman, SF/Arts Theater Curator