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Pear Theatre presents THE ROAD TO MECCA

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Pear Theatre presents THE ROAD TO MECCA Miss Helen, a reclusive widow, harbors an odd but prolific artistic impulse which makes her the subject of ridicule among the neighbors. Her life becomes caught between her friend, the stern reverend who urges her to move to a senior home, and a young schoolteacher who encourages her to follow her heart. In 1990,

Time magazine included the play in its "Theatre: Best of the Decade" list, saying "South Africa's conscience, Athol Fugard, proved his compassion is universal in this Ibsenesque conflict between a fiercely independent artist and a society justly yearning for order." A 1991 film adaptation included Fugard himself as the Rev. Marius Byleveld, Kathy Bates as Elsa Barlow, and Yvonne Bryceland - the woman for whom Fugard wrote the part - as Helen. Betsy Kruse Craig directs.

TICKETS: $10 (Previews) - $35; savings available for seniors & students.

For information or tickets, visit www.thepear.org or call (650) 254-1148.


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