Akeelah has a crazy passion for words: the more abstruse and labyrinthine, the better. But this gift is almost overwhelmed by the challenge of her daily life in a tough, Chicago neighborhood. Akeelah’s aptitude earns her a spot in the National Spelling Bee, which inspires the people in her neighborhood with her courage and tenacity.
 
Based on the screenplay by Doug Atchison
Adapted for the stage by Cheryl L. West
Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences
 
Recommended for ages 8 and up

Saturday, February 10, 7:00pm
Sunday, February 11, 2:00pm 
Friday, February 16, 7:00pm
Saturday, February 17, 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2:00pm ASL Interpreted
Friday, February 23, 7:00pm
Saturday, February 24, 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, February 25, 2:00pm
 
 
Learning Through Theatre
Wednesday, February 14, 10:00am
Thursday, February 15, 10:00am
Thursday, February 22, 10:00am
Friday, February 23, 10:00am
 
Akeelah and the Bee is sponsored by
Charles Stewart Harding Foundation

To empower, enrich, and entertain through extraordinary live theatre.