Dressed in their finest, sitting in the best seats so all can see their wealth whilst the poorer citizens are packed into the stands.
A deafening cheer erupts before a blanket hush falls.
This is what they have come for.
Not to watch a Greek comedy but a Roman tragedy…
(Side note: I have used poetic license in the above. Plays were not shown in Roman amphitheatres which were circular, but in theatres which were semi-circular and thus more stage-like.)
This was written for Day 2 of “A Month of Mini Writing Challenges“. See this page here for more details and a list of prompts.