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School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play

bear88
#25School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play
Posted: 4/7/20 at 2:13am

I had planned to see this play live at the Berkeley Rep but Covid-19 got in the way of that. I was able to see a tech rehearsal that was filmed just before things were shut down in the SF Bay Area. It wasn't the ideal circumstances for the actors or the poor camera operator, but I was pleased both to support the theater and to see the play, which veers impressively from silly to serious in a tidy 80-minute running time. We learn a lot about these characters, and certainly Paulina and new rival Ericka, during that time. I was impressed with Jocelyn Bioh's ability to borrow familiar tropes and put them in a new context that is both entertaining, enlightening (pardon the pun), and heartbreaking. The actress playing Paulina, Akilah Walker, is particularly good as the play moves to its conclusion.

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Fan123
#26School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play
Posted: 4/7/20 at 3:55am

The Goodman Theatre is also selling tickets to a stream of their recent production:

https://www.goodmantheatre.org/streamschoolgirls

(I'm pretty sure this is a different thing to the PBS version?)

kole_willms
#27School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play
Posted: 5/19/20 at 12:33pm

I have been out of the PBS loop for a while. I just sat and watched it. Just as good the second time around. It was beautifully filmed also. 

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uncageg
#28School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play
Posted: 7/6/20 at 4:32pm

kole_willms said: "I have been out of the PBS loop for a while. I just sat and watched it. Just as good the second time around. It was beautifully filmed also."

Very weird. Your post was verbatim what I posted but did not show as a quote? Did you just copy and paste it?

 


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Sutton Ross
#29School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play
Posted: 7/13/20 at 8:10pm

kole_willms said: "I have been out of the PBS loop for a while. I just sat and watched it. Just as good the second time around. It was beautifully filmed also."

It was truly beautifully filmed.  

carterbean
#30School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play
Posted: 12/21/20 at 3:03am

Excellent play.
It’s a awesome show. But it’s not a Broadway Show. As cool as it would be to have a show like this on broadway I don’t think broadway audiences would pay for it.

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Georgeanddot2
#31School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play
Posted: 7/13/22 at 3:47pm

Um what's going on like the links y'all???

spiceagent
#32School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play
Posted: 7/12/23 at 5:48pm


I had planned to see this play live at the Berkeley Rep but Covid-19 got in the way of that. I was able to see a tech rehearsal that was filmed just before things were shut down in the SF Bay Area. It wasn't the ideal circumstances for the actors or the poor camera operator, but I was pleased both to support the theater and to see the play, which veers impressively from silly to serious in a tidy 80-minute running time. We learn a lot about these characters, and certainly Paulina and new rival Ericka, during that time. I was impressed with Jocelyn Bioh's ability to borrow familiar tropes and put them in a new context that is both entertaining, enlightening (pardon the pun), and heartbreaking. The actress playing Paulina, Akilah Walker, is particularly good as the play moves to its conclusion.

Updated On: 2/11/24 at 05:48 PM

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Wick3
#33School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play
Posted: 7/12/23 at 9:28pm

I saw a production of this play in London off-west end at the Hammersmith Lyric and it was really good! What made it even better was how the theater had a Ghanaian school tray dinner special available for only 10 pounds! 
 

dennisferrari769
#34School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play
Posted: 7/13/23 at 11:46am

carterbean said: "Excellent play.
It’s a awesome show. But it’s not a Broadway Show. As cool as it would be to have a show like this on broadway I don’t think broadway audiences would pay for it.
"

I don't think Broadway audiences would turn down this show. It's definitely worth a look. This show reminds me of my school days. Now I study at the university and use the https://essays.edubirdie.com/academic-writing-services website to keep up with all my academic tasks. What can I say, I miss the good old school days when everything was so much easier. But I am glad that I found such a service, it helps me a lot.

Updated On: 7/19/23 at 11:46 AM


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