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Mustard Seed Theatre Presents “Fires in the Mirror”

ST. LOUIS — Mustard Seed Theatre presents “Fires in the Mirror” Jan. 28 – Feb. 7 at the Fontbonne University Black Box Theatre.

“Fires in the Mirror,” written by Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Lori Adams, explores the anger, anguish, passion and reflections of people involved in the Crown Heights riots in 1991. Two actresses play multiple roles, all based on interviews by the author. Their experiences highlight the politics of identity and the deep roots of racism. Join us after the show for reflection and discussion of the vital issues exposed by the play.

“Fires in the Mirror” performances take place Thursday, Jan. 28, through Sunday, Feb. 7, at the Fontbonne University Black Box Theatre in the fine arts building at 6800 Wydown Boulevard in Clayton. Performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m. Admission is $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and students, and $25 for VIP tickets, which include priority seating, an MST coffee mug, and one bakery item. The “Pay With a Can, Pay What You Can” performance on Feb. 4 is free with a canned food donation. Tickets may be reserved by calling the Mustard Seed box office at 314-719-8060, or purchased by credit card online by visiting

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