University Theatre

Fires in the Mirror

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.

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