Fifth Grade to Perform The Greek Play

Taylor Chon

Greenhill hosts the Greek Play, for fifth graders who just recently entered Middle School. It is happening this year on May 13, for the first time since 2019.

The Greek Play has been here for more than 30 years and serves a crucial role at  Greenhill school.

During the years 2020 and 2021, the Greek Play was not performed by 5th graders due to the pandemic; however, Greenhill is more than happy to have it back up and running again.

“The Greek play has a super big role in Greenhill,” said Sixth Grade English Teacher Natalie Nihill. “I was actually in the Greek play during my time as a Greenhill student back in the 90s.”

Not only are the teachers and staff excited to bring back this long tradition, but some of the current 5th graders are thrilled to be a part of the Greek Play.

“As the director of the play, I work behind the scenes. [I am feeling] a bit anxious but I’m super excited to be a part of the play since it’s like a once in a lifetime thing,” said fifth-grader Julia Carvalho.

The over 30-year-old play gives each student-actor a monologue to recite along with dances and songs to sing in front of the audience.

As a staple part of the fifth-grade year, it serves as an important accomplishment in each student’s time at Greenhill.

“What I love most about the Greek Play is watching current seniors graduate and try to remember which god or role they played when they were 5th grade,” said Nihill