Characters: 26. Monologues: 29. Subject: The racial tensions that led to two deaths, then riots, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in 1991. Genre: One-woman show. Woman: The magnificent Anna Deavere Smith. She conceived, wrote, and acted in Fires in the Mirror, a documentary theater piece that premiered in 1992. Smith is a hard act to follow, but Michael Benjamin Washington dares to try in this new production of the ground-breaking show. —L.J.
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