Akeelah and the Bee
by Cheryl L. West | based on the screenplay by Doug Atchison
directed by Sharia Benn and Stuart Landon
Produced by Open Stage of Harrisburg
in partnership with
Sankofa African American Theatre Company
production sponsored by
Nicholas Hughes, Ken & Karen Lehman,
and Kristin Scofield
presented at Open Stage of Harrisburg
25 North Court Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Based on the smart, feel-good movie, Akeelah and the Bee tells the story of an independent 11-year-old from South Side, Chicago whose razor-sharp mind keeps her one step ahead of the game in the neighborhood... but is it enough to get her to the top? Akeelah must turn to family, friends, and a few unlikely mentors if she's going to survive the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
"How do you spell T-E-R-R-I-F-I-C S-H-O-W? Refreshing, fun, dramatic, sassy, suspenseful!"
- DC Metro Theater Arts