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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.”
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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
*denotes membership in Actors’ Equity Association