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The Road To Mecca ()

Produced by

Soulpepper Theatre Company

Playwright: Athol Fugard
Director: David Storch


The Michael Young Theatre


April 30 - May 4, 2014


April 30th, 2014 – May 28th, 2014



In an archly conservative village in Apartheid – Era South Africa, an elderly white woman has turned her house and yard into a highly personal and unorthodox work of art with contentious results. This play, by one of the great humanist playwrights of the 20th Century, was inspired by a real-life story, and examines the nature of friendship, the necessity of self-expression, and the struggle of a free-spirited individual in an intolerant society. (


David Fox Marius Byleveld
Diana LeBlanc Miss Helen
Shannon Taylor Elsa

Creative Team

Athol Fugard Playwright
David Storch Director
Beth Kates Set Designer
Beth Kates Lighting Designer
Martha Mann-Southgate Costume Designer
Samuel Sholdice Sound Designer


Nancy Dryden Production Stage Manager
Sarah Miller Assistant Stage Manager
Kelly McEvenue Alexander Coach
Jacqueline Robertson-Cull Wigs Running
Erika Connor Lead Wardrobe Coordinator
Geoff Hughes Cutter
Joanne Lamberton Cutter
Stefan Dean Sewer
Barbara Nowakowski First Hand
Coreena Cowton Dresser
Andrzej Tarasiuk Scenic Painter
Paul Boddum Scenic Painter
Greg Chambers Props Builder
Mike Keays Carpenter


Jacqueline Robertson-Cull Head of Hair and Makeup
Greg Poulin Production Manager
Mike Ledermueller Technical Director
Andrew Hillman Associate Technical Director
Andrew Leeke Assistant Technical Director
Lisa Nighswander Head of Properties
Duncan Johnstone Head Scenic Artist
Andy DeVries Head Carpenter
Jason Browning House Technician