New York: Playbill Incorporated, April 1988. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; 215 x 140 mm), 73,  pages, in stapled wrappers. INSCRIBED by Athol Fugard to novelist Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014) on the front cover: "For Peter / Athol," with an additional unidentified inscription. Fugard directed and starred in the play, which also featured Yvonne Bryceland and Amy Irving. In the play, an elderly South African widow works obsessively on a sculpture garden that represents a pilgrimage to Mecca. The play opened at the Promenade Theatre in New York on April 12, 1988, and closed in September after 172 performances. "The Road to Mecca" won the New York Drama Critics' Circle for Best Foreign Play, while Yvonne Bryceland won on Obie Award.The Playbill includes a small loose label, "From the library of PETER MATTHIESSEN." Signed copies of the Playbill are scarce; there were no other signed copies in commerce as of July 28, 2019. SCARCE. Item #1976
CONDITION: Edge wear, light soiling to wrappers. A Very Good copy.