Fires in the Mirror
Conceived, Written, and Originally Performed by Anna Deavere Smith
Directed by Adam Immerwahr
A co-production with Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta
June 9–July 4, 2021
THE GROUNDBREAKING DOCUMENTARY PLAY
August 1991: simmering tensions in the racially polarized neighborhood of Crown Heights exploded into riots after an African American child was killed by a car in the Chabad-Lubavitcher Rebbe’s motorcade and a Jewish scholar was slain in retaliation. Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking documentary play uses verbatim testimony from throughout the Jewish and African American communities, creating a visionary amalgam. This stunning theatrical event—offered in the 30th anniversary of the Crown Heights riots—promises a tour-de-force solo performance and a story which touches upon every American regardless of race, color, or beliefs. Starring January LaVoy.
“The most compelling and sophisticated view of racial and class conflict that one could hope to encounter.”—New York Times