FYP Press

First Year Players receives reviews from the Cavalier Daily for many of the shows that have been performed over the years. Below are quotes from the articles and links to the complete articles for your perusal. 

"First Year Player's 'Edwin Drood' is more mirthful than mysterious"

By Dan Goff / 4-29-2019

"But just as the creators of the show were not presumably concerned with pleasing the story’s long-dead, original author, so did the members of FYP seem much more invested in entertaining their audiences at the SAB. Once again, they have succeeded, creating a show that’s “damned confusing,” as the Chairman complained at one point, but that’s also undeniably fun.


"First Year Players bring magic with ‘Pippin’"

By Thomas Roades / 12-05-2017

"It was simply impossible to watch FYP’s production and not have a good time –– the cast’s love for the show and for performing was too infectious."


"Blending performance, storytelling, community: First Year Players director talks upcoming production of ‘Into the Woods’"

By Kate Granruth / 8-27-2018 

"Also, FYP's mission is to foster friendship and bonding experiences between first-years who share a similar set of interests and passions, and so the need to build friendship and community within a cast is as important a part of the FYP experience as putting on a show." 


Other articles: 

"Carving theatre out of a concrete box" 

FYP thrives in production of 'Anything Goes', despite limited space, funding. 

By Jackie Leary / 3-01-2018


"First Year Players includes upperclassmen in productions"

FYP to perform 'Little Shop of Horrors' in April.

By Jackie Siegel / 4-10-2017


"First Year Players' fall show is a hit"

"Merrily We Roll Along" is a moving, thought-provoking production.

By Thomas Roades / 12-06-2015 


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