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Seventh Graders Stage Two Original Latin Plays

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Independence Middle School Seventh Grade Latin Students in Mrs. Aristigui’s room annually stage the play, “Orpheus and Eurydice” each spring, but this year, the students staged an additional play for their parents.

 
Every year, the students write a script using the Latin vocabulary they have learned so far this school year, based on the Greek myth love story between Orpheus and Eurydice, and perform the play for their parents in the Library Commons at IMS, including creating the costumes, props, scenery, music and playbill.
 
They did a marvelous job of staging this great story that includes a snake, gods and goddesses and a trip to Hades.
 
This year the students were so excited to perform, that they wrote a second play, “Diadema,” which was the story of three goddesses—Venus, Minerva and Juno—set in a 1970’s roller disco.
 
In this play, the goddesses’ friendship was put to the test when Venus lost her crown and couldn’t find it.
 
Great job!  Please click here to see some photos from both productions.