Akeelah and the Bee

  • Sep 20 -
    Oct 16
  • Time

    See Website for Schedule

  • Duration

    1 hour

  • Parking

    Crown Center Garages -

  • Phone

    816-474-6552

  • Location

    The Coterie Theatre

  • Cost

    $

Akeelah and the Bee

Based on the screenplay by Doug Atchison.

A girl with natural spelling talent from the South Side of Chicago, young Akeelah Anderson is forced to expose her hidden smarts when her principal pushes her to participate in the school spelling bee. At first fearful of being mocked as a “brainiac,” Akeelah eventually agrees to be coached by reclusive and strict Dr. Larabee. Plus, her mother doesn’t see the pulchritude (a new word audiences will learn) of spelling an amazing word—so to make it to the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Akeelah will need to make some hard choices and find all the help she can get.

Visit thecoterie.org or call 816-474-6552 for showtimes.