Road-to-Mecca_WEBONLYDirected by: Trish Dickenson

Synopsis

This two act, Tony Award-winning drama by Athol Fugard is set in the Autumn of 1974 in New Bethesda South Africa.  The play focuses on Miss Helen, a reclusive widow who sculpts a creative collection of concrete statues, creating her own “Mecca” of freedom amid the rigid political landscape of 1970’s South Africa. Elsa, a restless young schoolteacher, sees the light of humanity in Helen and her art. She travels hundreds of miles to support Helen in a time of crisis. The local minister, Marius Byleveld, wants to move Miss Helen to an old folks’ home, however, she refuses to relinquish her dreams and independence.

Cast:

Bethany Ward

Rachel Krute

Mark Smith