MCC Theater's buoyant and biting hit comedy returns to New York. An exploration of the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe. How far would you go to be queen bee? More…
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 Paulina’s hive-minded friends. Directed by Tony-winner Rebecca Taichman ('Indecent.')
See it if you want to see a very amusing, deeply moving, sharply biting, highly insightful play about the search for identity & what defines beauty.
Don't see it if you'd prefer the caricatures of selfish American teens in the musical Mean Girls to the realness of these irresistible African "mean girls".
See it if taut well-acted tale filled w laughs, drama & profound observations about teen girl & Africa's 2nd class status; "mean girls" but much more
Don't see it if some of the drama is ginned up; at 70 minutes no time to differentiate all 6 teens
See it if African boarding school pageant brings funny, refreshing take on serious subjects of bullying and self-esteem. Enthusiasticly game ensemble
Don't see it if Woman's inhumanity to woman may be explored ad nauseam, but the cultural surprise makes this bitter pill go down easily.Underdeveloped 65 mn
See it if Totally absorbing, funny, sad, tense and entertaining. Offers lots to think about, many issues brought up. Would be great for teenagers.
Don't see it if You want to see a big broadway musical or something with extravagant sets and costumes. But set, costumes etc were all perfect for this show
See it if You’re interested in seeing a top-notch, all-female, all-black cast in a humorous, Mean Girls-style play.
Don't see it if You’re sick of media about catty teenage girls who are obsessed with beauty because they have underlying issues. This play is nothing new.
See it if You want to see a great story with superb acting from an all female cast. Resonant and smart, funny and heartbreaking.
Don't see it if You don't like shows about school girls and don't want to see girls be petty and cruel.
See it if Popular girl’s position as influencer of the crew is threatened by newcomer, shows common characteristics of both African and American teens
Don't see it if Sight-lines in the Lortel theatre are not ideal. Short play exploits stereotypes of both Africans and teenage girls for humor.
See it if you want to be surprised by a thoroughly entertaining and relevant play. Well-written, terrific actresses. The play flew by.
Don't see it if you don't want to be entertained or do not care about how race and socio-economic issues affect young girls.
See it if you want a play that touches you, makes you laugh, teaches you, challenges your preconceptions.Powerful statement about racial identity
Don't see it if you are looking for a fun musical like Mean Girls.In addition to dealing with high school bullies, this shines light of racial exclusion.
See it if Interested in a different take on racism, colorism & classism, this time in an all girls school in Ghana circa 1986. Beautifully performed.
Don't see it if you are not interested in another play about mean girls. This one, though similar in subject matter, is more thoughtful & more resonant.
See it if A lovely comedy drama about the universality of teenage girls. Sweet story, well acted by a great ensemble.
Don't see it if Do not see if you are not interested in other cultures or prefer musicals.
See it if you want an insightful and humorous view into the cross-cultural behavior of high school girls. Thoroughly entertaining, funny but profound
Don't see it if you have no interest in the motivations and emotions of teenage girls.
See it if you want to see the African mean girl, however this had a beautifully handled topic of race and color. Saw new prod.in LA. Excellent cast
Don't see it if a hopefully outdated glimpse into color preference with in a race, doesn't excite you. However, it was a well edited, short show. saw 9/18
See it if Clever intersectional exploration of colonialism, unhealthy standards of beauty, capitalism, relationships,& racism thru small village girls
Don't see it if For this production (Nov 19, 2018), acting seemed uneven among cast. Really harsh, mean girls scare you — it's not the Mean Girls movie.
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See it if you'd enjoy a seriocomic Ghanese-take on 'Mean Girls'. Disturbing, biting (bullying, peer pressure, power tug-of-war); otherwise hysterical.
Don't see it if you'd struggle comprehending lightning-fast dialogue, especially foreign-accents (unfortunately, performers are NOT mic'd).
See it if You want to see a smartly written play about teenagers, race, and the question of what defines beauty. Acting was spot on.
Don't see it if You have had enough of “mean girls”. However this is from the point of view of a different culture.
See it if You’re up for a funny play that also digs deep as it examines the subculture of high school girls. The setting in Ghana adds layers.
Don't see it if You’re not interested in high school girls and their world.
See it if You enjoy small ensemble realism. You want a show that investigates the real stakes of youth.
Don't see it if You find accents difficult. You don't care about high school.
See it if You want to see the Ghanaian version of Mean Girls. You like charming, funny shows.
Don't see it if Would get bored watching a show about teenagers.
See it if You like the catty high school girls who climb over each other story, here in a new venue.
Don't see it if You were expecting a more powerful drama. This nubbin of pain is candy coated, and lightweight.
See it if you like teen drama, humor, and feminist issues. The acting and writing were top notch.
Don't see it if you want a bit more depth. I think this was GREAT but would have been inspired if it had dug a little bit deeper and was 20 minutes longer.
See it if you want to see a smart play about teen girls that deals with important topics. Funny, heartbreaking, touching. This onepacks a punch.
Don't see it if you just aren't interested in how girls interact and what their cruelty toward each other masks. I wish this was longer and went deeper.