Stanwich students put on a monster of a play

Stanwich fifth graders Tariq Henderson and Sydney Rosenbaum were part of the play.

Stanwich fifth graders Tariq Henderson and Sydney Rosenbaum were part of the play.

In connection with their studies on ancient cultures, fifth grade students at Stanwich School recently put on a spectacular musical performance of Theseus and the Minotaur.

The play centers on King Minos who lived on the island of Crete. King Minos had a powerful navy, a beautiful daughter, and a big palace, and when he was bored, King Minos took his navy and attacked Athens, a town on the other side of the sea.

The people of Athens soon grew tired of the bully and tried to make friends with him, but nothing seemed to work. In desperation, the king of Athens offered King Minos a deal. If Minos would leave Athens alone, Athens would send seven Athenian boys and seven Athenian girls to Crete every nine years to be eaten by the Minotaur.

The Minotaur was a horrible monster that lived in the center of a huge maze on the island of Crete.

King Minos loved that old monster and did like to give his monster a treat to eat now and then.

King Minos knew his people would prefer he fed his monster Athenian children as a treat rather than the children of Crete. King Minos took the deal, but the people of Athens win out in the end.

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