Mustard Seed Theatre Programs



Performance Dates

January 28 – February 7, 2010


Lori Adams



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Videos, pictures, and articles record history instantly, and via our technological savvy we are able to access that documentation and process it as we see fit. As easily as we access this information, we can easily dismiss it and move forward by clicking a new tab to open the hottest music video, glimpse at photos of our dream vacation spot, or browse a social networking site to see who we can meet for coffee. We are very fortunate to acquire information at a touch of a button; yet, some events deserve more than a quick click. Some events deserve to be called forth and reflected through the human experience. They deserve time to pause, listen, and reflect in order for us to learn. The Crown Heights riot is an event which deserves such pause. The characters featured in Fires in the Mirror are real people who experienced or were effected by a tragedy which flared into a conflict of race, economics, politics, and cultures. All of the dialogue is their words, their perceptions, and comes from their hearts. Today we pause to remember those people, walk in their words, and reflect upon our own personal conflicts with our neighbors. We can't click away humanity.

Document Type



Fontbonne University Archives


St. Louis, MO


Music by Jerry Bock; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick.

Fires in the Mirror

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