Sierra Stages presents Theater by the Book during their off season. The readings do not require a set, costumes, or any of the normal trappings of a full production, but the full script is there so the audience can focus on the richness of the story. Tonight (Jan.13) Sandra Rockman directs a modern classic, The Road to Mecca, in this next installment of Theater by the Book.
The Road to Mecca is about aging in place. It is based on a real person, Helen Martins , a woman who lived in south Africa. 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.
The Road to Mecca features local actors Michael Moerman, Rene Sprattling and Lindsay Dunkel. Doors open at 7pm and the show is at 7:30 this evening at the Miners Foundry. Tickets are a $10 suggested donation.