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Performance Dates: December 2 – 19, 2021

Tickets available for live & livestreamed performances.

THE ROAD TO MECCA by Athol Fugard / December 2 – 19, 2021
Directed by Jerome Davis

Based on the true story of a South African woman, Miss Helen, who began to create sculptures late in her life, determined that her voice would finally be heard.  Athol Fugard’s masterpiece was hailed on its original production at Burning Coal as one of the Triangle’s best productions of the decade.  Artistic Director Jerome Davis again returns to the Karoo Desert and to the play he calls “one of my five all-time favorites.”


*Indoor events will require proof of vaccination OR proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 diagnostic test, plus a face mask. See details by clicking here.


Widely regarded as South Africa’s greatest playwright, Athol Fugard is best known for political plays chronicling and critiquing the abuses of the Apartheid system. Time magazine described him as “the greatest active playwright in the English-speaking world” in 1985. The film adapted from his play Tsotsi won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2006. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and won a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2011.  Other plays include The Island, Sizwe Banzi is Dead, Master Harold … and the Boys and A Lesson from Aloes.

Director Jerome Davis


Abbe Fralix
Brian Linden*
Lenore Field


*denotes membership in Actors’ Equity Association


PSM – Rebecca Edmonds
Set Design – Erin Morales
Props Design – Emily Johns
Lighting Design – Chris Popowich
Sound Design – Juan Isler
ASMs – Laura Zaetz and Meg Kessinger
Technical Director – Greg Osbeck
Master Electrician – Barry Jaked
Assistant Lighting Designer – Sydney Fansler
Scene Painter – Meredith Riggan
Asst to the Scene Painter – Cole Train

Celebrate the Opening Week with us! Here’s our lineup of special events to join. Find the special events for each production on our calendar page, or call us for details at (919) 834-4001 (all events are included with your ticket).

December 1 – Club 39 Preview Night (Only for Club 39 Members, join the club for this experience!)

December 2 – Opening Night (Don’t miss that opening night magic! Plus, all Thursday tickets are only $15)

December 3 – Gala Night (Join us at 7pm for pre-show music, and cake with the cast after the show)

December 4 – Afterthoughts (Stay after the show for a talk-back with the cast)

December 5 – Pay-What-You-Can (Name your price per ticket, only at the door as availability lasts.)