Fires in the Mirror

Tech Theatre presents Fires in the Mirror, a play by American playwright, author, actress, and professor Anna Deavere Smith. It chronicles the viewpoints of people from two different communities, Black and Jewish, connected directly and indirectly to the Crown Heights riot which occurred in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in August 1991. How can these things happen? A child is hit by a car while playing on the sidewalk. In retaliation, a young man is stabbed to death. A community turns inward upon itself, neighbor set against neighbor. Can an out of balance world be set right? Anna Devere Smith interviewed members of Brooklyn’s Crown Heights Community and using their own words assembled a retelling of their solemn road from hate and violence to understanding. At once poignant and colored by powerful feelings, Fires in the Mirror is an unusual evening of theatre taking us to the heart of disaster and understanding and bringing us home safe.

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Wednesday, November 15 at 7:30 pm

McArdle Theatre
Walker 207, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931

Event Type

Arts and Entertainment, Theatre

Target Audience

General Public

Subscribing Departments ?

College of Sciences and Arts, Visual and Performing Arts

Website

http://mtu.edu/rozsa

Cost

$13.00 - Adult, $5.00 - Youth, No Charge for Michigan Tech Students with Experience Tech Fee

Host ?

Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Contact Phone Number

Ticketing Office: (906) 487-2073

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