Local high school students put on the ‘Tales of King Arthur’

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Mordred and King Arthur battled over the throne on June 18 at the Austintown library's showing of the Tales of King Arthur.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.The Green Knight attacked Sir Gawain, both played by local high school students, on June 18 at the Austintown library.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .King Arthur proposed to Guinevere with audience assistance during the June 18 showing of The Tales of King Arthur at Austintown library.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.From left, the Green Knight faced off with King Arthur, Sir Gawain and Guinevere, all played by local high school students, during the preformance of the Tales of King Arthur at Austintown library.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .The character named Vivian is shown speaking with the wizard Merlin during the showing of the Tales of King Arthur on June 18.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .The actors portraying King Arthur and two knights sat at a tiny round table on June 18 during a showing of the Tales of King Arthur at the Austintown library.

By JESSICA HARKER

jharker@vindy.com

On June 18, local high school students put on their first production of “The Tales of King Arthur” at the Austintown library.

Students from Canfield, Boardman, Ursuline and Cardinal Mooney volunteered to put on a six person production of the famous story.

“We write a different thing each year. We try to focus on some type of area of literature and books so we can partner with the library and get kids interested in reading,” said Brady Bizon, one of the group organizers.

The story follows the trials of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they battle against the Green Knight and other formidable foes.

Bizon, who recently graduated from Cardinal Mooney, started the group with Paige Broakway, a senior at Ursuline High School, after the Youngstown Playhouse had to cancel a similar event that both students participated in.

According to Bizon the props and backdrops are courtesy of The Dublin Grange Theatre, the director of which he credits with bringing all of the students together for the production.

“We were all just friends, and we know each other from other shows,” Broakway said, “The director kind of brought us all together.”

Along with Bizon and Broakway, students Kat Roman, a senior at Canfield High School, Daniel Gordiejew, A freshman at Boardman High School, Clark Hergenrother, a recent graduate from Cardinal Mooney, Megan Broakway, a sophomore at Ursuline High School and Keona Wilkie, a junior at Ursuline High School, all participated in the production.

The group has five additional shows planned for this summer.

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