Open Caption Performance: Fires in the Mirror by Anna Deavere Smith

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Open Caption Performance: Fires in the Mirror by Anna Deavere Smith

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

$35
Text reading Fires in the Mirror conceived, written, and originally performed by Anna Deavere Smith Directed by Saheem Ali

There are three sides to every story: yours, mine and the truth. Following the deaths of a Black American boy and a young Orthodox Jewish scholar in the summer of 1991, underlying racial tensions in the nestled community of Crown Heights, Brooklyn erupted into civil outbreak. Fires in the Mirror was Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking response. Birthed from a series of interviews with over fifty members of the Jewish and Black communities, the Drama Desk award-winning work translated their voices verbatim, and in the process revolutionized the genre of documentary theatre. As much provocation as it is exploration, this landmark play launches Anna Deavere Smith’s Residency 1 at Signature.

Signature is excited to work with Anna Deavere Smith to reimagine this play for new performers and collaborators.

For audience members who are deaf or experience hearing loss, Open Captioning features an electronic text display which shows what the actors are saying or singing. Open Captioning is available for select performances.

Details

Date:
November 16
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
$35
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Website:
https://www.signaturetheatre.org/Visit/Open-Caption-Performances.aspx

Organizer

Signature Theatre
Phone:
212-244-7529
Email:
bfrey@signaturetheatre.org
Website:
www.signaturetheatre.org

Other

Audience (by age)
Adults (Ages 18 and up), Teens (Ages 13-17)
Special Instructions
To reserve seats, please contact Signature’s Ticket Services Office and request seats in the Open Caption section of the theatre. Ticket Services Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 6pm Call: (212) 244-7529 Visit: 480 West 42nd Street (Between 9th and 10th Avenues) Email: ticketservices@signaturetheatre.org Online: Subscribers should call or email Ticket Services to reserve open caption seats. We reserved select seats in our theatre to provide the best experience for open caption performance attendees. To purchase these seats, please click the buy tickets link to the play of your choice and enter promo code opencaption. Under CHOOSE MY OWN SEAT, select purple seats marked special designation. If planning to use a service animal, please contact us so we can best prepare for your visit.
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Text reading Fires in the Mirror conceived, written, and originally performed by Anna Deavere Smith Directed by Saheem Ali
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Text reading Fires in the Mirror conceived, written, and originally performed by Anna Deavere Smith Directed by Saheem Ali

Venue

The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036 United States
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Phone:
212-244-7529
Website:
www.signaturetheatre.org