( Thu., Jun. 16, 2022 - Sun., Jun. 26, 2022 )
Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre at Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
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 hive minded friends. This buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe. The nasty-teen comedy genre emerges wonderfully refreshed and even deepened by its immersion in a world it never considered. Beneath the infectious silliness of the play’s adopted genre, the ugly question of internalized racism lurks, with no underlining and without sacrificing laughs.