Riverhead School District

Photos: Riverhead Middle School students present annual Roman Banquet

Lyle Markowski as Meleager (right) and Sarah Brennan as Atalanta. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The annual Riverhead Middle School Roman Banquet will present ‘How Atalanta Got her Groove Back’ Thursday evening at the school under the direction of Magistra Laurentia Calpurnia Custer, who’s in her 17th year.

The play was written by Riverhead High School Latin students Liana Salgado and Bobby Prentiss. The play is a coming of age story of a young princess-huntress named Atalanta who conquers a Calydonian boar and wins her freedom through a race and finds true love. She loses the race on purpose to the man she loves.

The dinner banquet before the play features various dishes prepared by the parents and extended families of Riverhead Middle School Latinists served by the students in Roman attire.