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The Road To Mecca

Closed March 4, 2012

Miss Helen, an eccentric outsider artist, is being pulled in two directions by people who believe they have her best interests at heart.

Why See The Road To Mecca?

In a desolate stretch of the Karoo Desert in South Africa, an elderly woman has turned her home into a higly personal work of art.

The townspeople are threatened by her eccentricity and want to send her to an old age home, but a younger woman, a kindred spirit, wants to save the woman and her home.

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Previews from: 16 December 2011

Opening night: 17 January 2012


The Road to Mecca is suitable for audiences aged 14 and upwards.

Run time

Two hours and 25 minutes, which includes a 15-minute intermission.

Cast and Creative


Rosemary Harris
Carla Gugino
Jim Dale


Direction: Gordon Edelstein
Set Design: Michael Yeargan
Costume Design: Susan Hilferty
Original Music and Sound Design: John Gromada
Written by: Athol Fugard


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