Fires in the Mirror

Fires in the Mirror

Signature Theatre kicks off it's 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season with Fires in the Mirror, written by Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Saheem Ali.

Performances are staged at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre within the Pershing Square Signature Center.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
1hr 50mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
9 images
About Fires in the Mirror:

What wins in a fight – you, the argument on the other side, or the truth? Following the deaths of an African-American boy and a young Orthodox Jewish scholar in the summer of 1991, underlying racial tensions in the nestled community of Crown Heights, Brooklyn erupted into civil outbreak. As much provocation as it is exploration, Fires in the Mirror was Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking response. Birthed from a series of interviews with almost fifty members of the Jewish and Black communities, the Drama Desk award-winning work translated their voices verbatim, and in the process revolutionized the genre of documentary theatre.

By:
Anna Deavere Smith
Producer:
Signature Theatre
Director:
Saheem Ali
Lighting:
Alan C. Edwards
Sound:
Mikaal Sulaiman
Design:
Arnulfo Maldonado
Costume:
Dede M. Ayite
Cast list:
Michael Benjamin Washington
Other info:
Projection Design by Hannah Wasileski and Dialect Coaching by Dawn-Elin Fraser
Fires in the Mirror Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
October 22, 2019
Opening date: 
November 11, 2019
Closes: 
December 22, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:30pm
Wednesday-7:30pm
Thursday-7:30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday-8pm
Sunday2pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Pershing Square Signature Center

Address:
480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Our Fires in the Mirror Review

There are many interpretations of what happened. It’s Crown Heights, Brooklyn and it’s 1991, and it’s the heat of August, and it’s 8:20 on a summer night. People are on the street. There has been tension in this urban neighborhood for some time as the Jewish community that lives side by side with the African American community has been expanding its footprint, buying up property and changing... Read more