School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play
By Jocelyn Bioh
Directed by Lava Alapai
Paulina, the reigning Queen Bee at Ghana's most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Ghana pageant. But the arrival of Ericka (a new student with undeniable talent, beauty, and light skin) captures the attention of the pageant recruiter — and nearly topples the social order of Paulina’s hive-minded friends. Jocelyn Bioh's biting comedy explores the challenges facing teenage girls across the globe and cautions that while beauty may be only skin deep, its pursuit can cut much deeper.