Event The Road to Mecca
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Venue Russell Street Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 3 May 1989
Opening Date 6 May 1989
Last Date 10 June 1989
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Set in a small remote village in South Africa's Karoo Desert. The story revolves around an elderly Afrikaner widow Miss Helen. Based on the true story of Helen Martin, a gentle, eccentric sculptor from New Bethseda in South Africa. Interestingly naturalistic performances within a set strewn with stylised sculptural imagery.
Description Source Personal Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Biographical
Subjects Artists
Sculpture
South Africa
South Africans
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Victoria Eagger Actor Elsa
Irene Inescort Actor Miss Helen
Norman Kaye Actor Marius Byleveld
Cath Stutterheim Consultant South Africa
Hugh Colman Designer
Janis Balodis Director
Jamieson Lewis Lighting Designer
Athol Fugard Playwright
Ian Cookesley Production Manager
Colin Alexander Sound Designer
Andrew Barker Stage Manager
Resources
Works
Text Nationality South Africa
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Written in 1984, but set in 1974.
Data Source
Source Description
Cast List MTC Records
Programme Russell St season
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record May 1989
Event Identifier 1808