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School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

Presented by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati OH

Apr 30 2022
May 22 2022
School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

This biting comedy explores the universal challenges of teenage girlhood and all the drama that comes with it.

Beauty, ambition and biting comedy combine in this off-Broadway hit! Paulina is the reigning Queen Bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school. She’s got the trendiest clothes and the command of her loyal hive of friends. At the start of the 1986 school year, she sets her sights on the annual Miss Universe pageant. But when new girl Ericka transfers from America in the middle of the year, Paulina’s carefully controlled world is thrown into chaos. The beautiful and charming Ericka catches the attention of the pageant recruiter and topples the school’s social order in the process. Called “ferociously entertaining” by The Hollywood Reporter, School Girls fearlessly explores the universal challenges of teenage girlhood and all the drama that comes with it.

ADVISORY: Recommended for ages 13 and up. The competition for Miss Ghana is fierce, and while they’re in pursuit of the crown, contestants use adult language and have frank discussions of body shaming, classism, colorism and self-image.


Prices for School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play start at $35 depending on seat location and performance day, and they are subject to change. Tickets for teens and students are $30, $40 or $50 depending on seat location. Student tickets are just $15 on the day of the show.

Contact: 513-421-3888

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Convenient parking is available in the Playhouse garage and can be reserved in advance by calling the Box Office. This is strongly recommended as parking may be sold out on the day of the show, and parking space is limited in Mt. Adams. Garage parking is $8.50 in advance for subscribers and $10 for single ticket buyers and at time of performance (if available). Accessible parking for those with disabilities is located in front of the Playhouse’s main entrance, as well as in the Playhouse parking garage. These spaces are limited and must be reserved and paid for in advance. All vehicles using these spaces must display a valid disability sticker. If you prefer to find free parking on surrounding streets, please allow plenty of extra time. Limited free parking is available (where marked) on streets surrounding the Playhouse. Eden Park officially closes at 10 p.m. As a grace period to the Playhouse and its patrons, the police will not ticket vehicles until one half-hour following the end of a performance. The Playhouse assumes no responsibility for anyone receiving a ticket for illegal parking. We also remind you to lock your car and refrain from leaving any valuables visible inside your vehicle.


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Audio Description
    • Large Print
    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access

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