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.

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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 8, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:30pm
Wednesday-7:30pm
Thursday-7:30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday2pm7:30pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Latest Fires in the Mirror News & Features

Michael Benjamin Washington
Signature Theatre adds second extension for Fires in the Mirror
October 11, 2019

Signature Theatre has announced a second 1-week extension for its upcoming production of Anna Deavere Smith’s Fires in the Mirror, which is set to begin performances at Pershing Square Signature Center's Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre on October 22, 2019, ahead of an official opening on November 11. The play was originally scheduled to play its final performance on November 24, 2019, before an initial extension through December 1, and it will now close on December 8, 2019.

Michael Benjamin Washington
Fires in the Mirror extends limited run at Signature Theatre
September 13, 2019

Signature Theatre has announced a 1-week extension for its upcoming production of Anna Deavere Smith’s Fires in the Mirror, which begins performances at Pershing Square Signature Center's Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre on October 22, 2019, ahead of an official opening on November 11. The play will now play its final performance on December 1, 2019 (instead of November 24).

Michael Benjamin Washington
Michael Benjamin Washington to star in Fires in the Mirror at Pershing Square Signature Center
August 23, 2019

Casting and creatives have ben announced for Signature Theatre’s upcoming production of Anna Deavere Smith’s play Fires in the Mirror, which begins performances at Pershing Square Signature Center on October 22, 2019. Directed by Saheem Ali, the play is a response to the deaths of an African-American boy and a young Orthodox Jewish scholar in the summer of 1991, which led to racial tensions in the nestled community of Crown Heights, Brooklyn erupting into a civil outbreak.