11 year-old Akeelah spells words because her daddy taught her to, not because she's trying to get a reputation as "the Brainiac". After she wins her school’s bee, she buckles down and studies hard for Nationals against all kinds of odds: bullying friends, gun violence outside her window, and the ongoing mourning for her father. Audience members will cheer Akeelah’s triumphant journey about the transformative (t-r-a-n-s-f-o-r-m-a-t-i-v-e) power of education, adult mentors, and friendship. Recommended for ages 9 and up.
- February 15, 2019 - February 24, 2019
- Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
- Location: 700 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL
- Phone: (256) 539-6829
- Time: Fri 7:00 PM, Sat 1:30 and 5:00 PM, Sun 1:30 and 5:00 PM
- Price: Admission charged