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Akeelah and the Bee playwright Cheryl West in conversation. Playwright Cheryl West spoke with Elissa Adams, Director of New Play Development at CTC, about her adaptation of Akeelah and the Bee. Elissa: The film Akeelah and the Bee is set in Los Angeles. You chose to set the play in Chicago. Cheryl: Los Angeles is a very sprawling, horizontal city. Akeelah and the Bee () Akeelah, an year-old girl living in South Los Angeles, discovers she has a talent for spelling, which she hopes will take her to the National Spelling Bee. Despite her mother's objections, Akeelah doesn't give up on her goal. She finds help in the form of a mysterious teacher, and along with overwhelming support. Akeelah and the Bee. Akeelah and the Bee is a American drama film written and directed by Doug Atchison. It tells the story of Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), an year-old girl who participates in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, her mother (Angela Bassett), her schoolmates, and her coach, Dr. Joshua Larabee (Laurence Fishburne).Directed by: Doug Atchison.