“Fires in the Mirror” Feb. 6th

1/25/2010:

In case you didn’t have a chance to see the Hoboken High School Drama Club’s performance of “Fires in the Mirror” last month, you now have another chance to catch this fantastic production on Saturday, February 6th!

Samuel Olmedo as The Reverend Al Sharpton and Levi Schott as Reuven Ostrov (l-r) are part of a cast of 24 Hoboken High School students in Anna Deavere Smith’s play “Fires in the Mirror.”

Samuel Olmedo as The Reverend Al Sharpton and Levi Schott as Reuven Ostrov (l-r) are part of a cast of 24 Hoboken High School students in Anna Deavere Smith’s play “Fires in the Mirror.”

“Fires in the Mirror” to support Haitian earthquake victims

On Saturday, February 6th at 7pm in the Hoboken High School Auditorium (Clinton Street between 8th and 9th Streets), the Hoboken High School Drama Club will stage an encore performance of Fires in the Mirror. A portion of the evening’s performance will be donated to benefit the Haitian earthquake victims and their families. This performance date is also on the first weekend of Black History Month. Tickets are priced: general admission $10, college students with ID $7, K-12 students $5 and senior citizens $2.

In 1991 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn NY, the community erupted in turmoil sparked by the death of a seven year old black boy and the subsequent death of a 29 year old Jewish scholar from Australia. The emotions and views of all participants have been captured in Anna Deavere Smith’s play “Fires in the Mirror.” The Hoboken High School Drama Club originally performed this drama in December 2009.

The long-time director of the Drama Club, Paula Ohaus comments: “When one looks beneath the surface of the play, one sees something much more interesting than the stark lines of Black and White, one sees identity in motion, and perceives the multiple perspectives of a diverse society – a kind of symphony of perspectives that exists all over America.” Ms. Ohaus is the long time director of the Drama Club and last June won the Jimmy Award for National Best Theater Educator.

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