UWG Theatre Company will hold its first production of the semester starting on September 29. “School Girls; or the African American Mean Girls Play” will run from September 29 through October 3 at the Townsend Center Mainstage.
“School Girls; or the African American Mean Girls Play” is the first installment of a series of plays from UWG Theatre Company for it’s “Celebrate Women” series, which aims to celebrate the power of women and their accomplishments, individuality and relationships to one another.
Paulina, the reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Global Universe pageant. But the arrival of Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter—and Paulina’s friends. The play explores and celebrates the universal similarities and differences facing teenage girls across the globe on the path to loving and accepting yourself.
“Students can expect a funny and fierce play that takes a critical look at society’s standards of beauty,” says a representative from the UWG Theatre Marketing team.
The show is the first in-person event for the theatre company since 2020. Because of COVID-19, all live shows were broadcasted online without an in-person audience. With COVID-19 restrictions still in mind, certain safety measures will be put in place to ensure both cast, crew and guest safety.
“Masks will not be required, but strongly encouraged. We are alternating seating rows so that we are at half capacity,” says the theater. Students can purchase tickets in person at the Townsend Center Box Office or online at https://townsendcenter.secure.force.com. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for all UWG students.