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Flying Out of LaGuardia

A prosperous year for the 'Famed' performing arts high school

By Amy Wang
LaGuardia students perform Othello

This year’s annual Spring Drama Festival, produced by the drama department at LaGuardia High School for Music and Art and Performing Arts, turned out to be quite the history lesson. The school’s first play was a stunning production of Landford Wilson’s The Rimers of Eldritch, which centers on a murder trial in mid-century Missouri. 

Next, LaGuardia students took on The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s classic drama about the infamous witch trials that tore through colonial Massachusetts. LaGuardia’s final production is an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which ran last month at the school's Manhattan campus.

Meanwhile, LaGuardia’s drama director, Sandy Faison, says the school’s latest crop of seniors are getting into many top-tier colleges, including Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, and Cornell, to name just a few. For more information, visit