Photos: Riverhead students perform at Roman Banquet

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Rex Vazquez as ‘Narcissus’ being stalked by ‘Echo,’ played by Evelyn Kennedy-Jaffe, during Riverhead Middle School’s dress rehearsal Wednesday of ‘Echo, Narcissus and the Duck.’

Riverhead Middle School students performed ‘Echo, Narcissus and the Duck’ at the 17th annual Roman Banquet Thursday night. The eighth-graders wrote the play over summer vacation following seventh grade. Editing of the play began in September and auditions and casting of characters began before December break.

After hundreds of hours of editing and rehearsals that began in January, the 37 students took to the stage to show off their talents.

Food at the Roman Banquet is prepared by the students’ families and served by Latin students dressed in togas and tunics.