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 Fantastic acting, on stage chemistry, comedic timing and pace; glimpse into African school girls culture not so different from elsewhere
Don't see it if There are few reasons I could think of... perhaps if you are looking for something experimental, new subject matters, etc.
See it if you want a comedy with some resonence and are you looking for a different take on a mean girls-esq story.
Don't see it if you don't want to watch a drama about female friendship, bullying, & power dynamics
See it if you enjoy diverse story telling, you love comedies, you enjoy discussions about colorism, you like more contemporary period pieces
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with discussions of colorism, you don't like comedies
See it if You want an utterly delightful play that embraces traditional narrative to create a terrific story. I skipped out of the theater.
Don't see it if You want to be snarky about a work that doesn't necessarily "push the boundaries of the form"... whatever that crap even means.
See it if You like a strong, all female cast, dealing with topics such as bullying, and beauty standards in a 1986 African school.
Don't see it if You don't like mean girls, gossip, school lunchtime, or bullying.
See it if you were ever in high school and you want to forget it all; or you were ever in high school and loved it. You love or like Mean Girls.
Don't see it if you're threatened by watching hilarious, captivating and joyous performances by incredibly talented women. You don't like laughing.
See it if you want to spend a quick hour & change on a funny, clever, unexpected show that flies by. Some terrific performances.
Don't see it if you expect a deep experience or a show that will stay with you & be remembered.
See it if You enjoy familiar stories told from a new, interesting perspective. You want to laugh and be challenged all in one innovative piece.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy plays. Truly, it's a hard piece not to enjoy. Just see it.
See it if You want to see a show that is both comedic, yet powerful, and balances the two in a play about discrimination within one's own culture.
Don't see it if You want a light-hearted comedy or musical. If you have issues with an all female cast
See it if good ensemble play, short play, funny, nice showcase for all female cast
Don't see it if because it's a short play, not enough time for all six characters to be fully developed
See it if you are okay with a slight plot, predictable narrative, you loved Mean Girls (the movie), some good dialogue and acting
Don't see it if you want a POV relevant to an African story, you don't like stories about bullying, you want characters who are more than superficial
See it if you want to be transported to Ghana, to a girls' high school and be enchanted despite the usual teen behaviors, see an all-female cast
Don't see it if you might feel strained trying to understand the accents, but see it anyway as it's funny and heartwarming
Also This was a play I didn't know I needed in my life and it's well done.
See it if you like being confronted with difficult topics and encouraged to think about them in new ways. Very good show!
Don't see it if you want light hearted and fun. This show deals with relevant topics that some may not like being confronted with though humorous at times
See it if you have a pulse. Honestly, everyone should see this show.
Don't see it if you have problems understanding accents. Or still go, but then have someone explain what they said after the fact.
See it if You like plays about topical subject matter such as racism, and plays that are both touching and insightful.
Don't see it if You fon’t like to both laugh and cry.