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The Road to Mecca

American Airlines Theatre, Broadway
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About this show

Set in the region of South Africa known as the Karoo, Athol Fugard's The Road to Mecca tells the story of an elderly woman who has spent the years since her husband's death transforming her home into an intricate and dazzling work of art. The reclusive Miss Helen (Rosemary Harris) has become depressed and appears increasingly unable to care for herself. Pastor Marius Byleveld, who embodies the village's conservative values, is determined to get Miss Helen into an old-age home. Her friend Elsa (Carla Gugino), a young teacher from Cape Town who is deeply suspicious of the patriarchal traditions Byleveld represents, is just as determined that Miss Helen remain free.

Show Details

  • Running Time:2hr 25min (1 intermission)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:American Airlines Theatre, Broadway

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