By Jake Sorich, www.thebigskystatebuzz.com
This past Saturday I had the pleasure of getting a sneak peek at the production of "Eurydice" in the attic at the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art.
The actors, mostly all children or teenagers, were well prepared and delivered solid performances of the show.
Keern Haslem, the piece's director and one of the lead actors, has created a piece of theater that makes one think about what our roles in life mean to those closest around us and how those relationships change given the circumstances in which we find ourselves.
The show has a minimalistic feel in which the cast works to create a vision of what you see in front of you even if there's only a representation on display. Haslem said in the talk-back afterward that they've also added some humorous bits to the performance that indeed lightened the mood in an otherwise tragic tale of love, loss and redemption.
The plot centers on Eurydice and her new husband Orpheus. Eurydice, one of the daughters of the Greek God Apollo, suffers a tragedy on her wedding night, leaving Orpheus reeling as he struggles to redefine himself while Eurydice, too, fights to find her new self after the dust settles.
For more thoughts on the play, check out Big Sky State Buzz after the opening performance on April 7. The show also runs matinees on April 14, 21, and 28 along with evening performances on April 13, 20 and 28th.