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 like wonderful ensemble work and topical issues of racial identity and conflict amongst young african women
Don't see it if if you are looking for something completely light and fluffy
See it if you want a whip-smart comedy-drama with truthful dialogue, charming cultural references, and a sobering moral.
Don't see it if you don't like plays about young peoples' experiences.
See it if you want a sharp comedy about cultural differences, beauty, advantages and disadvantages
Don't see it if you're looking for just a comedy - this show goes a lot deeper and hits a lot harder
See it if you enjoy female-driven stories that are funny and relevant and beautifully painful. It was such a proud experience.
Don't see it if you prefer musicals or, I don't know, Shakespeare? But you should see it.
See it if You are unaware of colorism and its impact; you want to see a good ensemble; you want to think about issues of race.
Don't see it if You are aware of colorism since you may not see anything new here;
See it if you enjoy a very funny play that explores very complicated topics. The cast is excellent, the writing is quick and hilarious.
Don't see it if The show is 90 minutes or less. I can't imagine someone not enjoying themselves at this show.
See it if You want to be immersed into a world of relevant concepts, with lightheartedness, but also an awakening and entertaining story.
Don't see it if You expect mean girls the musical. It is based on the same concept, but definitely not a mirror image of it
See it if you're looking for a fun story with a serious message behind it. This really made me stop and think.
Don't see it if you don't like accents or well thought out dialogue.
See it if you love watching actors fill moments and react to each other, you wanna laugh haaard, you liked Mean Girls (2004)
Don't see it if you don't like bright lights/ get stressed out by tense dramas/ you only like extremely slow developing scripts
See it if you want to be thoroughly entertained by smart writing, a fantastic cast, and thought provoking subject matter
Don't see it if you prefer Serious Dramas and won't appreciate a comedic --but still thoughtful and nuanced -- approach to complex issues
See it if You enjoy a relevant, funny, and entertaining show. The girls who played the two cousins were definitely the best part of the show!
Don't see it if You want something deep, serious, brooding story!
See it if You want to see a play that is wonderful but too short. I was left wanting more of the delightful story and production.
Don't see it if You can’t handle a lot of interesting African women on stage at once.
See it if You are alive. Seriously, one of my favorite shows I've seen. Hilarious, insightful and worthy of the "African Mean Girls Play" title.
Don't see it if You wan't a show for the whole family. This is not a fun spectacle piece of escapism. It's a reflection of the world, it's great art.
See it if You want an original take on race, self-confidence and popularity in a Ghanaian high school. Wildly entertaining.
Don't see it if You have no interest in how high school students see themselves and grow to self-awareness.