Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities

Theatre:
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Performance Dates
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August 1991: simmering tensions in the racially polarized neighborhood of Crown Heights erupt into riots after a Black child was killed by a car in the Chabad-Lubavitcher Rebbe’s motorcade and a white Jewish scholar was slain in retaliation. Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking documentary play uses verbatim testimony from individuals throughout the diverse community, creating a nuanced portrait of a shared but divided geography. This theatrical event – performed over 30 years after these life-changing riots – promises a tour-de-force solo performance and a story which touches upon every American regardless of race, color, or beliefs.

Production Information

Show Type
Drama
Price
$35 - $70
Approximate Running Time
90 minutes
Intermission(s)
No
Venue

Ticket Information

Box Office Phone Number
202-777-3210

Accessibility

Captioned Performances
Yes

Cast

Performer
Role
Performer

Creative Team

Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Projections/Media Designer
Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Props Designer/Master