The Road to Mecca

When her husband dies, aging Miss Helen begins to fill her home in the remote South African bush with strange sculptures made from beer cans and old headlights. A local clergyman and a young woman visitor try to decide whether Miss Helens peculiar art is an outpouring of creativity or an outbreak of madness. An incandescent drama by Athol Fugard, South Africa’s most celebrated playwright.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:

Julie Harris as Miss Helen
Amy Irving as Elsa Barlow
Harris Yulin as Marius Byleveld

Directed by Steve Albrezzi. Recorded before a live audience at the DoubleTree Suites, Santa Monica in February of 1996.

“The performances are all memorable… Julie Harris movingly brings out the lovable frailty of Miss Helen, and Amy Irving captures both the angry and the caring sides of Elsa.” ― AudioFile Magazine

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978 1 58081 302 0

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Julie Harris, Amy Irving, Harris Yulin


Athol Fugard

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