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

Contact Us

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Sankofa African American Theatre Company

1425 Crooked Hill Road, P. O. Box 61755

Harrisburg, PA 17106-1755

Sankofa African American Theatre Company receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.