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  • New Tampa Players Present Akeelah and the Bee

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    Name: New Tampa Players Present Akeelah and the Bee
    Date: September 25, 2021 - September 26, 2021
    Event Description:
    Come join New Tampa Players at Uptown Stage for Akeelah and the Bee!

    Saturday, September 25 at 3:00 PM
    Saturday, September 25 at 7:30 PM
    Sunday, September 26th at 3:00 PM
     

    Creators
    Doug Atchison, original screenwriter
    Cheryl L. West, playwright

    Based on a book by James Ellison and the movie with Laurence Fishburne, Akeelah and the Bee is the perfect show for everyone!

    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

    All performances are at Uptown Stage at the University Mall, 2200 East Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612.

    Directions to Uptown Stage: Once on the campus of the University Mall, park in front of the K&G Fashions main mall entrance. Enter the mall through the entrance between K&G Fashions and Famous Footwear. Turn right at the children’s play space inside the mall. Uptown Stage is the fourth space on the left.

    Produced with special arrangement with Plays for New Audiences.

    Produced with the generous support of Hillsborough Arts Council, Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners, and Florida State Division of Cultural Affairs

    Location:
    Uptown Stage at the University Mall: 2200 East Fowler Ave. Tampa, FL 33612

    Directions to Uptown Stage: Once on the campus of the University Mall, park in front of the K&G Fashions main mall entrance. Enter the mall through the entrance between K&G Fashions and Famous Footwear. Turn right at the children’s playspace inside the mall. Uptown Stage is the fourth space on the left.
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday, September 25 at 3:00 PM
    Saturday, September 25 at 7:30 PM
    Sunday, September 26th at 3:00 PM
    Contact Information:
    Nora Paine
    Fees/Admission:
    20.00 Ticket

    Tickets available at https://newtampaplayers.thundertix.com
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