Road-to-Mecca_WEBONLYDirected by: Trish Dickenson


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.


Bethany Ward

Rachel Krute

Mark Smith