Theater

Akeelah and the Bee

When: Fri., Nov. 4, 7 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 5, 5 p.m. 2016

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. COCA Theatre Company (CTC) is an auditioned ensemble of students enrolled in COCA’s Pre-Professional Division. (135 min., includes intermission) Friday, November 4 | 7:00PM Saturday, November 5 | 5:00PM Recommended for Ages 8+. November 4–5

Price: $8-12