On Nov. 4, 1966, students at the Old Westbury campus performed the first NYIT drama production: the classic play Tea and Sympathy. The students were members of NYIT's Theater Technics Association formed the same year. They earned enough money from the play to fund their next production in spring 1967.
The three-act stage play premiered on Broadway in 1953 and was adapted for a film starring Deborah Kerr and John Kerr in 1956 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Watch the film trailer and read a review of the film in The New York Times.
This content was adapted from NYIT's Class of 1968 yearbook and is part of The Box's "60 Years in 60 Days" series in celebration of NYIT's 60th anniversary in 2015.