School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play


“Here she is, Miss Ghana…” Pretty, popular Paulina longs to hear those words, and she’ll do whatever it takes to seize the crown. But the queen bee of the Aburi Girls Boarding School didn’t count on her reign being threatened. Ericka arrives from America and immediately challenges the ruling class with Western sensibilities and imported beauty products. With hilarity and insight, Jocelyn Bioh’s award-winning comedy dissects how “mean girls” are created—and cured. Fresh off two sold-out, extended Off-Broadway runs, this “ferociously entertaining morality tale” (Hollywood Reporter) is sure to strike a chord with anyone, anywhere, who has ever been a teenage girl, raised a teenage girl, or met a teenage girl.

Presented by Round House Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
75 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$32 - $68

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Box Office Phone: 240-644-1100

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 09/18/2019 - 10/20/2019
Sunday 2:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday 7:30pm--
Wednesday 7:30pm--
Thursday 7:30pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 2:00pm8:00pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 09/23/2019 - 8:00pm VIP Opening Night

Dark Days

  • 09/24/2019 - 7:30pm
Performer Role
Kashayna Johnson Paulina
Claire Saunders Ericka
Awa Sal Secka Ama
Jade Jones Nana
Debora Crabbe Mercy
Moriamo Akibu Gifty
Theresa Cunningham Headmistress Francis
Shirine Babb Eloise Amponsah
Production Personnel
Jocelyn Bioh
Nicole A. Watson
Costume Designer
Ivania Stack
Set Designer
Paige Hathaway
Sound Designer
Tosin Olufolabi
Lighting Designer
Martha Mountain


Round House Theatre
4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814
About the Venue:
Round House is one of the leading professional theaters in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, producing a six-show season of modern classics, new plays and musicals for more than 40,000 patrons each year. It is a home for outstanding ensemble acting and lifelong learning. We seek to captivate audiences with stories that inspire compassion, provoke emotions, and demand conversation.

Getting There

  • Bethesda (Red Line)


  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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