First-Year Seminar Play
Each fall, the FYS program takes students into Portland to see live theatre on some of the city’s most renowned stages.
In addition to this common experience, co-curricular events are strongly encouraged and financially supported in individual FYS sections, ranging from attending Timbers soccer games to art galleries in the Portland area.
This year’s play is In the Heights, a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton. The winner of four Tony awards as well as a Grammy, it is set in New York’s Washington Heights, “where the air is filled with the sounds of salsa, merengue, soul, hip-hop, and R&B.” It follows “a community on the brink of change, where a tight-knit group of friends and neighbors struggles to achieve their dreams.” The musical will be performed at Portland Center Stage’s Armory, a beautiful venue in Portland’s Pearl District.