AKEELAH AND THE BEE Comes to Open Stage Of Harrisburg

AKEELAH AND THE BEE Comes to Open Stage Of HarrisburgBased on the smart, feel-good movie, Akeelah and the Bee tells the story of a spirited and independent 11-year old from South Side, Chicago. Akeelah has an immense passion for words, and her razor-sharp mind and tenacity 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. A story about family, intolerance and overcoming the odds, Akeelah and the Bee is a heartfelt look at how one person has the potential to change the world around them.

Open Stage of Harrisburg will be producing Akeelah and the Bee in partnership with Sankofa African American Theatre Company, a new professional company that focuses on engaging, educating, and empowering artists and audiences around the African-American experience. Helmed by Sankofa's Artistic Director, Sharia Benn, and Open Stage's new Producing Artistic Director, Stuart Landon, this beautiful piece will be a collaborative effort between two truly Powerhouse Theatre companies.

Open Stage presents Akeelah and the Bee, February 16 - March 11, 2018. The theatre is located at 25 N Court Street between Market and Walnut in downtown Harrisburg, PA. Production sponsored by Nicholas Hughes, Ken & Karen Lehman and Kristin Scofield.

Tickets run from $15 - 37 and may be purchased on Open Stage's website at openstagehbg.com, by calling 717-232-6736, or e-mailing boxoffice@openstagehbg.com. Student and group discounts are available.

Season 32 at Open Stage is about Lifting up Women's Voices: featuring female playwrights, protagonists and creative teams. FUN HOME opened Open Stage's Subscription Series in October to sold out houses and will be followed by ALEEKAH AND THE BEE, produced in partnership with Sankofa African-American Theatre Company, THE FLICK, COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN FIVE BETTIES, and LITTLE WOMEN. Additional productions include COURT STREET CABARET, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, and ALICE IN WONDERLAND.

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