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Broadway Review: The Road To Mecca

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The Road to Mecca is the first play I have seen this year. Saw it on the 5th. I sat with an awesome friend and groaned, smiled, and clapped to this wonderful play.  It is befitting to start a new year with such inspiring messages.

If you have read my posts, then you have heard me whine about what a drag it is these days of high unemployment rate and the seemingly uselessness of a college degree.  You would also have read something about my having majored in English literature and minored in photography (who does that?), and are probably shaking your head to my having just applied to several schools for an MFA in Creative Writing: poetry to be exact. (Fingers crossed that I get in somewhere.)

The road to Mecca was the perfect play to see this month. Rosemary Harris is Miss Helen, a widow who lives all alone in the small village of New Bethesda, South Africa.  And according to her priest and "friend," Marius Byleveld (Jim Dale) creates "idols" on her Sundays.

The pla…