The Road to Mecca (Silverthorne Theater)

a Silverthorne Theater production: 6/21–6/24, 6/28–6/30

The Road to Mecca (Silverthorne Theater)

Sun · June 24, 2018

2:00 pm

$20 general admission - $18 student/senior

Playwright Athol Fugard is best know for his overtly political plays, mostly set in his native South Africa in the days of apartheid. While this drama’s focus on the life and work of an artist might seem like a departure for the playwright, in the words of New York theatre critic, Ben Brantley, the play “throbs with a despairing awareness of the South Africa of the 1970s as a broken and corrupting nation, a spiritual prison for those who inhabit it.”

Based on a real-life individual, Fugard’s story of Miss Helen, an aging Afrikaner widow who creates unusual sculptures in order to escape the crushing reality of her isolated life and the social expectations that accompany that life, brings together two social and political opposites who each consider themself her friend and take a strong interest in her welfare according to their own conflicting views about artistic creativity and the challenges of aging.

Silverthorne Theater Co.
Silverthorne Theater Co.
Silverthorne Theater Company is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit professional theater organization based at the Arts Block, 289 Main Street, Greenfield, Massachusetts. We are committed to providing opportunities for meaningful paid work to local and regional theater artists and to contributing to the cultural life and economic vitality of Greenfield and the greater Franklin County area. Our mission is to produce the very best dramatic materials, whether new or from the ranks of established works, that focus on the human condition and bring unheard voices to the stage. These must challenge both audiences and actors to think deeply about their theatrical experience and carry these experiences well beyond the walls of the theater.
Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301