Milwaukee Event Calendar


Fires in the Mirror

Sept. 20, 2019 - Oct. 13, 2019

Featuring Elyse Edelman & Marti Gobel In 1991, in the Crown Heights section of Brookyln, a Hasidic man's car jumped a curb, killing a seven-year-old black child. Shortly after, a Hasidic rabbinical student was stabbed and killed in what appeared to be an act of retaliation, sparking riots that made national headlines and exposed a growing friction in racial and cultural relations. But behind the headlines, there are people - politicians, activists, religious leaders, victims, and perpetrators alike - who each have their own story to tell. Anna Deavere Smith's landmark work of documentary theatre, presented here with two actors playing 26 roles, is a theatrical event that cannot be missed - an illuminating exploration of identities in conflict. Performances will be Wednesdays at 1pm and 7:30pm, Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm.

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
158 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Venue Description:
In 1975, a small intimate professional company dedicated to literary, articulate theater company was born. Today, the mission of Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is to produce intimate, high-quality, professional theatrical works of literary merit that engage and challenge the audience, while employing and nurturing principally local theatre artists. Located in the Broadway Theatre Center, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre performs in both the 300 seat Cabot Theatre and the 99 seat Studio Theatre.

Recent story about Fires in the Mirror


MCT's "Fires in the Mirror" ignites a compelling conversation

Published Sept. 23, 2019

Through interviews, as well as statements from leaders from both both sides of the conflict, "Fires in the Mirror" is a complex and compelling evening of theater that uses individual testimony to identify both common ground and deep, painful divides among cultures.

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre