New PHS drama teacher stages ancient Greek comedy
April 13, 2023
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 i...
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