On Stage

Mahogany Ensemble Theatre presents its 2019 Summer Production of “Akeelah and the Bee” by Cheryl L. West.  The musical will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday August 1-3, at the East Bank Theatre-630 Barksdale Blve in Bossier City, LA with evening performances at 7:30 pm and a Saturday matinee at 3:00 pm


Based on the book and  movie starring KeKe Palmer, Angela Bassett, and Laurence Fishburne, this play centers around Akeelah a young African American girl, with a crazy passion for words: the more abstruse and intricate, 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 helps her to inspire the people in her neighborhood with her courage and tenacity. 


Director and Founder Angelique Feaster Evans has assembled a talented cast of children, teens, and adults starring Zuri Prudhomme as Akeelah, Danny Young as Dr. Larabee, and Natourshau Davis, as Gail. 


Tickets are $20 for General Admission, $10 for children 5 and under. Group rates for parties of 10 or more are also available. For ticket information, call Mahogany Ensemble Theatre box office at 318-382-2841 or visit www.mahoganyensembletheatre.org.


This production features a Thursday opening night reception at 6:30 pm.  Showtimes are:


Thurs. August 1, 2019, 7:30 pm 

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Fri. August 2, 2019, 7:30 pm

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Sat. August 3, 2019, 3:00 pm

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Sat. August 3, 2019, 7:30 pm

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General Admission: $20 general admission, $10 for children 5 and under.

To make reservations or for more information, call: 318-382-2841