|FIRES in the MIRROR
January 28 – February 28, 2009
Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Blacks vs. Jews. Four actresses
embody 26 different perspectives in this stunning exploration
of the events and emotions surrounding the 1991 racially-charged
"The most compelling and sophisticated view
of urban racial and class conflict that one could hope
to encounter.” --New York Times
Kelly Kleiman on WBEZ
says, "Spectacular! Don't miss it!"
Tom Witom in Pioneer Press
says, "gritty, insightful, compelling...provides
a critical view -- and fertile ground for discussion
-- of the deep-seated emotions on both sides."
Fabrizio O. Almeida in New
City says, "gripping subject matter...
searing theatricality that dazzles the eyes and ears."
Venus Zarris gives 4 Stars! on Chicago Stage
Review and says "If theater is storytelling
then this is theater in the grandest order. Filmer and
her remarkable cast take this powerful script, originally
produced as a one-woman show, and flawlessly create
a riveting ensemble piece... a powerful dramatic triumph!"
Anna Deavere Smith’s work explores American character and our multifaceted national identity. She is the recipient of two Obies, two Tony nominations and a MacArthur fellowship.