Friday, February 10 2017 • 7:30 pm • Kum & Go Theater

akeelah and the bee

Based on the beloved film, Akeelah and the Bee tells the story of an independent 11-year-old girl whose razor-sharp mind just might take her all the way from the Chicago projects to the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Akeelah has a crazy passion for words: the mor abstruse and labyrinthine, the better. But this gift is almost overwhelmed by the challenge of her daily life in a tough Chicago neighborhood, and by Akeelah’s yearning for a different life. This Iowa premiere is an inspiring tale of a community united behind one girl’s dream.


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