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“Together Apart” celebrates first year talents in a 24-hour play festival

The festival ran 24 hours from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10 and culminated in a livestream of the plays. COURTESY PHOTO.

By Nina Ng

October 15, 2020

The 25th annual First Year Show was aptly titled “Together Apart.” 

Students Make College Acting Debut in First-Year Show

Emily Ma ’21 and Catherine Marshall ’21 toast to life and murder.


October 18, 2017

Two homicidal bridesmaids drinking away jealousy at their best friend’s wedding. Manic office drones trying their best to recapture the creative dreams that brought them to New York City. Two people falling in love over years of meeting in a pizza parlor. These diverse stories and more were brought ...

First-Year Play Shows Trial in Purgatory

Judas Iscariot, played by Alexis de la Rosa '19, sat at the center of the courtroom as various characters testified against him. Courtesy Annie Urlich.

By Finne Murphy

October 21, 2015

Pulsating music and dim lights greeted audiences as they entered the makeshift courtroom and took their seats in what felt like a jury box. The hunched figure of the Bible’s most famous sinner sat squarely in the middle of the stage. Such was the setup of the 20th annual first-year show, The Las...

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