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Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre presents 'School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play'

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School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company presents School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play now through March 8 at the Southwest Arts Center. 

At the start of the 1986 school year, Paulina, reigning queen bee of the Aburi Boarding School, has her sights set on winning the Miss Ghana Pageant and ultimately, the Miss Global Universe Pageant. Paulina prides herself on successfully shaming her friends over their weight, hair, and status. When American transfer student Erica arrives and begins to threaten Paulina’s position atop her hive-minded friends, the power struggle begins. Colorism, classism, body shaming and more play a role in the skirmishes that ensue.

Focusing on issues that teenagers face around the globe, School Girls; or, the
African Mean Girls Play
is a fearless comedy that confronts our concepts of self-esteem and beauty.

The show is written by Jocelyn Bioh and is directed by Atlanta's own Tinashe Kajese-Bolden. 

Also, True Colors is inviting all HBCU alumni and Black Greek-Letter Organizations to a special performance on February 27 featuring a Post-Show Cast Meet and Greet. In addition to that, performances from February 27 through March 1 will receive $10 off of tickets purchased at the box office.

CLICK HERE for more information and see you there!