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The Coterie Theatre presents
Akeelah and the Bee
Written by Cheryl L. West
Friday, October 7, 2022 at 7:00PM

The Coterie Theatre
2450 Grand Blvd
Suite 144
Kansas City, MO 64108
Crown Center Shopping Complex (Lower Level)

For Ages 9+

A girl with natural spelling talent from the South Side of Chicago, young Akeelah Anderson is forced to expose her hidden smarts when her principal pushes her to participate in the school spelling bee. At first fearful of being mocked as a “brainiac,” Akeelah eventually agrees to be coached by reclusive and strict Dr. Larabee. Plus, her mother doesn’t see the pulchritude (a new word audiences will learn) of spelling an amazing word—so to make it to the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Akeelah will need to make some hard choices and find all the help she can get.

Friday, October 7th at 7:00pm is a Sensory Friendly performance, with modified lights and sound to make a more relaxed environment. We ask that our audience be flexible with their expectations so that neurodiverse audience members may interact with the story in the way that suits them best: which may include removing their mask, speaking, moving, or using devices throughout the performance. If you have questions about our Sensory Friendly performances or would like a copy of the Social Narrative that can be introduced before the show to help set expectations, please contact the Box Office at boxoffice@coterietheatre.org or 816-474-6552.