School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play
March 5 - 24

How far would you go to be Queen Bee?

Obsidian Theatre in association with Nightwood Theatre

Paulina, the reigning Queen Bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But the mid-year arrival of Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter — and Paulina’s hive-minded friends. Jocelyn Bioh’s buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe.

photo of Philip Akin by Tanja-Tiziana

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an Obsidian Theatre production in association with Nightwood Theatre

School Girls: Or, The African Mean Girls Play

directed by NINA LEE AQUINO

MARCH 5 – 24, 2019

Tuesday, March 5 // 8:00 PM (preview)
Wednesday, March 6 // 8:00 PM (preview)
Thursday, March 7 // 8:00 PM (preview)
Friday, March 8 // 8:00 PM (opening night)
Saturday, March 9 // 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 10 // 2:30 PM

Tuesday, March 12 // 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 13 // 8:00 PM
Thursday, March 14 // 8:00 PM
Friday, March 15 // 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 16 // 2:30 PM
Saturday, March 16 // 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 17 // 2:30 PM

Tuesday, March 19 // 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 20 // 8:00 PM
Thursday, March 21 // 8:00 PM
Friday, March 22 // 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 23 // 2:30 PM
Saturday, March 23 // 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 24 // 2:30 PM

Obsidian is Canada’s leading culturally diverse theatre company. Our threefold mission is to produce plays, to develop playwrights and to train emerging theatre professionals.

Obsidian is passionately dedicated to the exploration, development, and production of the Black voice. Obsidian produces plays from a worldwide canon focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on the works of highly acclaimed Black playwrights. Obsidian provides artistic support, promoting the development of work by Black theatre-makers and offering training opportunities through mentoring and apprenticeship programs for emerging Black artists.

As Canada’s foremost feminist theatre, Nightwood provides an essential home for the creation of extraordinary theatre by women. Founded in 1979, Nightwood Theatre has created and produced award-winning plays, which have won Dora Mavor Moore, Chalmers, Trillium and Governor General’s Awards. The company is led by Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Managing Director Beth Brown, who have received public acclaim for artistic excellence, advocacy, and their successful training and development of emerging female talent.

Buddies’ audiences will remember Nightwood from their epic production of Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad in 2012 and 2013, Diane Flacks’ Unholy in 2017, their presentation of Quote Unquote Collective’s Mouthpiece in 2016 and 2017, and Audrey Dwyer’s Calpurnia in 2018. Our two companies have enjoyed a decades-long relationship, dating all the way back to the 1980 Rhubarb Festival and including such hits as Diane Flacks’ Bear with Me and Maja Ardal’s HER2.

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Tu_W   $35
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S (m) $35
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Previews  $15
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