Akeelah and the Bee
11 year-old Akeelah spells words because her daddy taught her to, not because she's trying to get a reputation as "the Brainiac". After she wins her school’s bee, she buckles down and studies hard for Nationals against all kinds of odds: bullying friends, gun violence outside her window, and the ongoing mourning for her father. Audience members will cheer Akeelah’s triumphant journey about the transformative (t-r-a-n-s-f-o-r-m-a-t-i-v-e) power of education, adult mentors, and friendship.
Recommended for ages 9 and up.
Directed by: Jacinda Swinehart and Kailey Burkhardt
Based on the screenplay by Doug Atchison
Adapted for the stage by Cheryl L. West
Produced by special arrangement by Plays for Young Audiences
Performances February 15-17 & 22-24, 2019 at the VBC Playhouse at the corner of Clinton & Monroe
Friday Nights at 7pm
Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30 & 5pm
Tickets: $15 each