New PHS drama teacher stages ancient Greek comedy


April 13, 2023

Lizzie Thompson / Petersburg Pilot

The cast of this year's Petersburg High School play includes two middle school students, seventh grader Ari Warmack and eighth grader Brylee Kivisto. Pictured standing (l-r): Payton Dreisbach, Addyson Bird, Zane Browning, Eleanor Kandoll, Martha Midkiff, Heidi Brantuas, and Chris Calhoun. Kneeling: Torey Fry, Anna Rock, and Brylee Kivisto. Front: Ari Warmack. Not pictured are Malcom Fry and Canek Elias-Sosa.

Students in the Petersburg High School drama program are practicing their lines in anticipation of performing "The Birds," a comedy written in 414 B.C. by the ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes, at the Sid and Vera Wright Auditorium on April 19 and 20.

"The Birds" is the story of two aging Athenians, Pithetaerus and Euelpides, who set out in search of a better life. Tired of the crowded, noisy city full of annoying poets, lawyers, philosophers, and tax collectors, the two men decide they'd prefer to live among the birds. They convince the king of the birds, Tereus, to found a new city in th...

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