An "uproarious comedy that also pulls at the heartstrings"
– The Hollywood Reporter

July 30 - Aug 29, 2021 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

School is back in session! This biting and buoyant comedy was playing to packed houses when our stages went dark—and you won't want to miss its triumphant return.

As the reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school sets her sights on the Miss Universe pageant, a new student unexpectedly changes the game. This “nasty-teen comedy, wonderfully refreshed and deepened” (The New York Times) spotlights the universal similarities—and glaring differences—of teenage girls around the globe.

Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Please note: In an effort to seat parties together and provide space between our guests, all tickets are available in groupings of 1, 2, 3 or 4 seats only. You must purchase all seats within a pod in order to checkout. Learn more at

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  • School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play is appropriate for ages 12 and up. It contains profanity and discussions of racism and colorism. For more information contact the box office at 312.443.3800

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  • Jocelyn Bioh

    Jocelyn Bioh Playwright

  • Lili-Anne Brown

    Lili-Anne Brown Director

  • Adia Alli

    Adia Alli Gifty

  • Kyrie Courter

    Kyrie Courter Erika Boafo

  • Ashley Crowe

    Ashley Crowe Nana

  • Ciera Dawn

    Ciera Dawn Paulina Sarpong

  • Tiffany Renee Johnson

    Tiffany Renee Johnson Mercy

  • Adhana Reid

    Adhana Reid Ama

  • Tania Richard

    Tania Richard Headmistress Francis

  • Lanise Antoine Shelley

    Lanise Antoine Shelley Eloise Amponsah

  • Rory Furey-King

    Rory Furey-King Understudy

  • Eben K. Logan

    Eben K. Logan Understudy

  • Maya Vinice Prentiss

    Maya Vinice Prentiss Understudy

  • Shariba Rivers

    Shariba Rivers Understudy

  • Breon Arzell

    Breon Arzell Voiceover

  • Niko Kourtis

    Niko Kourtis Voiceover

  • Yu Shibagaki

    Yu Shibagaki Set Designer

  • Samantha C. Jones

    Samantha C. Jones Costume Designer

  • Jason Lynch

    Jason Lynch Lighting Designer

  • Justin Ellington

    Justin Ellington Sound Designer

  • Alden Vasquez

    Alden Vasquez Production Stage Manager

  • Kimberly Ann McCann

    Kimberly Ann McCann Stage Manager

  • Lauren Port

    Lauren Port Casting

  • Fatima Sowe

    Fatima Sowe Dramaturg

  • Phyllis E. Griffin

    Phyllis E. Griffin Voice & Dialect Coach

  • Cheretta Hill-Botchwey

    Cheretta Hill-Botchwey Dance Consultant

  • Am'Ber D. Montgomery

    Am'Ber D. Montgomery Asst. Director