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$25 Tix for Limited Run of “The Road to Mecca” at SF’s Z Below (June 4 – 30)

Sunday, June 4, 2023 - 6:00 pm | Cost: $25*
*$25 flat fee General Admission

Z Below | 470 Florida St, San Francisco, CA

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Athol Fugard’s incandescent “The Road to Mecca”  comes to San Francisco in a thrilling production from Obie Award winner Timothy Near and the talented team behind the recent sold-out run of Fugard’s “A Lesson from Aloes” at Z Below.

An artist fills her garden with fantastical life-sized sculptures representing an imaginary Mecca. Inspired by South Africa’s Helen Martins, whose home “The Owl House” is now a cultural site, this personal and thought-provoking play examines the fight to create art in the face of oppression.

The Road to Mecca
June 4 – 30, 2023
Z Below, 470 Florida St, San Francisco
Get Tickets: $25 General Admission (flat fee)

This show runs approximately two hours and 30 minutes and will have one intermission.

Known for his politically charged work opposing Apartheid, internationally-acclaimed South African playwright, director, actor, and novelist Athol Fugard was deemed “a rare playwright, who could be a primary candidate for either the Nobel Prize in Literature or the Nobel Peace Prize” by The New Yorker.

The Road to Mecca was initially presented Off-Broadway where it won a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award and was adapted into a film starring Fugard alongside Yvonne Bryceland, and Kathy Bates. Its Broadway premiere in 2011 was lauded as a “powerful” (The New York Times) work that “glows with a rare luminosity and intensity…eloquent and transforming” (The Christian Science Monitor).

Don’t miss this luminous play in a stunning new production! Tickets are just $25.

Athol Fugard’s play “The Road to Mecca” was inspired by South African artist Helen Martins, whose sculpture-filled Owl House is now a national heritage site. Pictured is The Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape.

Wendy vanden Heuvel and Victor Talmadge reunite in “The Road to Mecca” June 4-30, 2023 at Z Space. Pictured are vanden Heuvel and Talmadge in “A Lesson From Aloes” in 2018.

Obie winner Timothy Near will direct Athol Fugard’s “The Road to Mecca”

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: $25*
*$25 flat fee General Admission
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, In Person, Sponsored, Theater & Performance
Venue: Z Below
Address: 470 Florida St, San Francisco, CA

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