Fires in the Mirror

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Seney-Stovall Chapel
Repeats every day until Sun Feb 07 2016.

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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