Sunday, December 14, 2008

Road To Mecca On "The Play's The Thing"

Athol Fugard's (above) play gets the treatment on The Play's The Thing. Road to Mecca is now archived and can be heard at

Athol Fugard's "Road To Mecca" is the featured play this week on The Play's The Thing. This radio version of the play stars Julie Harris, Amy Irving, and Harris Yulin.

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 Helen's peculiar art is an outpouring of creativity or an outbreak of madness.

This is an incandescent drama by South Africa's most celebrated playwright.

The Play's The Thing can be heard every Saturday night on various Public Radio Stations across America. It features audio versions of new and upcoming plays by new playwrites as well as established plays featuring some of today's best actors and actresses. Or link via Bosco Radio: Nostalgia and Entertainment Channel beginning at 8 PM. The play is repeated at 10 PM. The link is in the sidebar.

Road to Mecca is now archived at

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