‘Akeelah and the Bee’ — Perfect for Families

After a successful world-premiere run in Minneapolis, a new production about an 11-year-old spelling prodigy, “Akeelah and the Bee,” prepares for its D.C. appearance at the Arena Stage in Southwest. The inspirational, heartwarming story, which many may remember seeing as a film in 2006, has been adapted for the stage by veteran playwright Cheryl L. West in collaboration with director Charles Randolph-Wright.
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