Corn Stock Theatre To Present School Girls; Or the African Mean Girls Play on November 28 as part of their Digital Play Series
Corn Stock Theatre continues its Digital Play Series with School Girls; Or the African Mean Girls Play written by Jocelyn Bioh. The show will be performed in a reader’s theatre style, where the actors present dramatic readings of narrative materials without costumes, props, scenery, or special lighting. The show will be available through ShowTix4U on Saturday, November 28 at 7:30 pm.
“The reason why I decided to do this show is because colorism is at times overlooked by society -especially the ethnic community – and it needs to be made aware of as well,” director Jasmyne Providence said. “Everyone should be afforded the same opportunities in all aspects of life. I’ve seen people treated differently because of their race as well as the shade of the race you are which is a commonality that people rarely speak about,” she continued. Providence added “Education is the only gift that no one can take away.”
Cast members include Tameka Mason (Headmistress Francis), Michelle Watson (Eloise Amponsah), Mariah Harris (Paulina), Jamara Pearson (Ericka), Asia Harris (Ama), Jillian Thompson (Gifty), Kat Kelley (Nana), and Amber Jackson (Mercy).
The show follows Paulina, the reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school, who 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 hive-minded friends. This buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe. Tickets are $15 each plus a $2.49 service charge per ticket and are available online at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/41881. For more information, call 309-676-2196 or visit cornstocktheatre.com.