Akeelah and the Bee 02/10–02/25Buy Tickets
FLINT‚—Flint Youth Theatre presents Akeelah and the Bee, based on the screenplay by Doug Atchison and adapted for the stage by Cheryl L. West. Performances begin Saturday, February 10 and run through Sunday, February 25. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, veterans and teens, children (12 & under) are $14 and $8 for college students. Tickets may be purchased through The Ticket Center at 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint, 810.237.7333 or through www.TheFYT.org.
Recommended for ages eight and up.
Akeelah has a crazy passion for words: the more abstruse and labyrinthine, the better. But this gift is almost overwhelmed by the challenge of her daily life in a tough, Chicago neighborhood. Akeelah’s aptitude earns her a spot in the National Spelling Bee, which inspires the people in her neighborhood with her courage and tenacity.
The play is directed by B. Alex Reed (The Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963) and features scenic design by Lisa Borton, costume design by Katherine Nelson, lighting design by Doug Mueller, sound design by Natasha Thomas-Jackson; the show is stage managed by Nicole Broughton.
The cast includes: Michaela Anderson, Curr’esha Beatty, Alexis Crochran, Safiyah El-Ganainy, Jesse Glenn, David Guster, Kenn Hopkins Jr., Bary Lehr , Clalexis Martin, Tomoko Miller, Giovanni Moore III, Kaya Oliver, Addison Peter, Madelyn Porter, Myah Sanders, Yasmine Searcy, Ava Swank, Antonio Sweeney and Enrique Vargas.