From Master Class to Don't Dress For Dinner, A Look at the 2011-12 Broadway Season: The Play Revivals

By Playbill Staff
15 Mar 2012

Show: The Road to Mecca
Theatre: American Airlines Theatre
Preview: Dec. 16, 2011
Opening: Jan. 17, 2012
Closing: March 4, 2012
Creators: Play by Athol Fugard. Direction by Gordon Edelstein.
Original Principal Cast: Rosemary Harris as Miss Helen, Carla Gugino as Elsa Barlow and Jim Dale as Marius Byleveld.
Synopsis: "Set in the region of South Africa known as the Karoo, 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," according to Roundabout Theatre Company. "The reclusive Miss Helen 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, 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."

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