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Akeelah and the Bee

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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.

Doug Atchison, original screenwriter 
Cheryl L. West, playwright

104 pgs. 7 female, 7 male 
Originally produced by CTC in 2015-2016 
Run Time: 2 hours
Audience Recommendation: 8+ 

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“The story of Akeelah and the Bee is inspiring and heart-warming.” -Play Off the Page

“As “Akeelah” makes clear, children have potential not just for personal actualization, but also to heal a community. In her rugged, weary community, Akeelah embodies both brilliance and balm.” -Star Tribune


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