The Road to Mecca

by Athol Fugard, directed by Eileen Schuyler

Apr. 3, 4, 5, 2009 (Fri.-Sun.) A penetrating study of the role of the artist in any society, this unusual drama focuses on Helen, an old Boer woman who lives alone in the South African boondocks where she creates odd concrete sculptures which she calls her Mecca. A young woman who was once helped by Helen has traveled hundreds of miles to help her in a time of crisis. Helen is in danger of being sent to an old folks home by a narrow minded minister who considers her sculptures a public nuisance.

The play was produced in London and New York to great critical acclaim. It won the 1988 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for "Best Foreign Play."
Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Ave, Albany, NY.
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Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM.