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See the 'African Mean Girls Play' at downtown St. Petersburg's American Stage Theatre Company

"School Girls" runs through Feb. 27
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Posted at 5:23 AM, Feb 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-14 08:02:41-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — They call it "the African Mean Girls Play," aka "School Girls," now playing at downtown St. Pete's American Stage Theatre Company.

This poignant coming-of-age comedy about an all-girls school in Ghana — and a beauty pageant with a twist — stars showbiz veterans Jennifer Leigh Warren and Phyllis Yvonne Stickney.

"It's about Ghana, but it's also about America," said Warren, stressing the play's themes of inclusivity and self-acceptance.

"Every size, every color, every hair texture is represented," said Stickney, who adds that teenagers and their parents will love this production.

"School Girls" runs until Feb. 27. For tickets and more information, go here.