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Road to Mecca

(Production) Produced by Vermont Theatre Company

The Road to Mecca is a play by South African playwright Athol Fugard. It was inspired by the story of Helen Martins, who lived in Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa and created The Owl House, which is now a provincial heritage site. In the play, directed by Ian Hefele, Miss Helen, a senior South African widow, has been working on an overgrown sculpture garden, which is a dream trip to "Mecca." While Pastor Marius urges Helen to move to a senior home, Elsa, a Cape Town schoolteacher, ar...

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