October 27 – November 25, 2017
Based on the screenplay by Doug Atchison
Adapted for the stage by Cheryl L. West
Directed by Daryl Brooks
After discovering her special talent, Akeelah dreams of winning the national spelling bee. With the support of her teacher and her friends, she fights to overcome every obstacle and make it to the top. Adapted to the stage and set in Chicago, Akeelah and the Bee is a testament to community and determination in the face of social, cultural, and economic hardship.
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