Fires in the Mirror chronicles the viewpoints of people from two different communities, Black and Jewish, connected directly and indirectly to the Crown Heights riot which occurred in 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, setting neighbor against neighbor. Can an out-of-balance world be set right?
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. “Fires in the Mirror” is an unusual evening of theatre taking us to the heart of disaster and understanding and bringing us home safe.
Performances of Fires in the Mirror were held by Michigan Tech Theatre Company, comprised of students and community members, on Wednesday and Thursday, November 15-16, 2017 with additional performances Nov. 30, Dec. 1-2 at the McArdle Theater, in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts on the campus of Michigan Tech.
Tickets for all our performances are available by phone at 7-2073, online, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex or on the night of each performance at the McArdle Theatre beginning one hour prior to show time. There is no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee.