February 15, 2019 to February 24, 2019 in Huntsville , AL
Friday at 7pm; Saturday & Sunday at 1:30 & 5pm
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. Performances February 15-17 & 22-24, 2019 at the VBC Playhouse Friday Nights at 7pm Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30 & 5pm Single Tickets $15 each or $13 as part of our 58th Season Subscription Series Group Discounts for 10 or more.