The Road to Mecca

  • Our critic's rating:
    January 1, 2012

    What the popular press said...

    "Quiet, slow and ultimately powerful production."
    Ben Brantley for NY Times

    "Traveling 'The Road to Mecca' can be a trying trip."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for NY Daily News

    "A slow-burning pleasure."
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "Edelstein's uncertain direction never fuses them (cast) into a whole offering."
    Erik Haagensen for Back Stage

    "The play, which drags out a small plot for more than 2 1/2 hours, fails to make an emotional connection."
    Robert Feldberg for The Record

    "The excellent cast almost manages to breathe enough life into the work to pique our lulled interest."
    Roma Torres for NY1

    "This thoughtful if somber drama receives a smooth, solid production from director Gordon Edelstein."
    Michael Sommers for Newsroom Jersey

    "A compelling case is made for this wordy 1984 drama about individual and artistic freedom only deep into its second act."
    David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter

    "It's heavy going for much of the first act, ... But once all the ponderous exposition is out of the way ..., this 1984 play finally ignites with the passion of its ideas."
    Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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