Eric Abraham presents The Road to Mecca, a Fugard Theatre production, written by Athol Fugard in 1984.
The play is inspired by Helen Martins, who lived in Nieu-Bethesda and created the now-famous The Owl House – which is designated a provincial site. The Road to Mecca is the story of a woman’s desire for personal and artistic freedom within the narrow confines of a conservative and highly religious community in the Karoo in early seventies Apartheid South Africa.
The Road to Mecca stars Sandra Prinsloo (So Ry Miss Daisy, The Gods Must Be Crazy), Marius Weyers (The Eulogists, Hamlet) and Emily Child (The Eulogists, The Pervert Laura).
‘To present this classic Athol Fugard play at the renowned Fugard Theatre is any director’s dream. Yet, maybe a local equivalent of producing Shakespeare at the Globe, it is also a task accompanied by myriad pressures.’ Read our review of a previous play by Athol Fugard performed at the Fugard Theatre.
Venue: The Fugard Theatre, Cnr Caledon & Lower Buitenkant St, Cape Town
Time: 8pm | Sat again at 4pm
Cost: R130 – R230