An "uproarious comedy that also pulls at the heartstrings"
– The Hollywood Reporter

July 30 - Aug 29, 2021 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 80 minutes with no intermission

School is back in session! This biting and buoyant comedy was playing to packed houses when our stages went dark—and you won't want to miss its triumphant return.

As the reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school sets her sights on the Miss Universe pageant, a new student unexpectedly changes the game. This “nasty-teen comedy, wonderfully refreshed and deepened” (The New York Times) spotlights the universal similarities—and glaring differences—of teenage girls around the globe.

Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Please note: In an effort to seat parties together and provide space between our guests, all tickets are available in groupings of 1, 2, 3 or 4 seats only. You must purchase all seats within a pod in order to checkout. Learn more at

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  • School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play is appropriate for ages 12 and up. It contains profanity and discussions of racism and colorism. For more information contact the box office at 312.443.3800


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Contact the box office at 312.443.3800 (12noon - 5pm, daily).


Join us for any of the following accessible performances.

Questions? Please contact 312.443.3800 (voice), 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD) or email

Touch Tour and Audio Described performanceTouch Tour* and Audio-Described Performance
Saturday, August 21
12:30pm Touch Tour & 2pm Performance

American Sign Language Interpreted PerformanceAmerican Sign Language-Interpreted Performance
Friday, August 27 at 8pm

Open Caption Performance Open-Captioned Performance
Saturday, August 28 at 2pm

*Touch Tours for the 2021/2022 Season will not have access to the stage due to current health and safety protocols, but will feature alternate pre-show sensory introductions.


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