University Theatre presents "Fires in the Mirror" by Anna Deavere Smith, directed by David Saltz. "Fires in the Mirror" tells the true story of a conflict between the African American and Hassidic Jewish communities who live side-by-side in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. In August 1991, a car in a motorcade carrying the Hassidic rabbi struck and killed a young black boy from a Guyanan family, and a few hours later a visiting Jewish scholar from Australia, unaware the accident had occurred, was stabbed to death in revenge. These two deaths sparked a three-day riot and inflamed latent tensions between the two communities. The play takes the audience in to the heart of this conflict through a series of monologues told from different character's points of view. $12; $7 for students
Also Feb. 3-7 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 7 at 2:30 p.m.
Contact: University Theatre 706-542-4400
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