Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present The Road to Mecca on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. The Road to Mecca, written by Athol Fugard and directed by Sandra Rockman, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.
The Road to Mecca tells the story of an eccentric elderly artist facing mounting pressure to abandon her independent life for a church retirement home. Out of desperation, she calls upon her only confidant, a fiery young teacher from Cape Town. When the village minister arrives to coax out her decision, the three enter a blazing showdown that pits conformity against free expression… faith in community against faith in oneself.
Sierra Stages is a community theater which enriches the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone. Among our goals is to create an ongoing and viable community theater in the Grass Valley and Nevada City area.