Pronounced (your-id-i-see)

A play done in partnership with The Storytellers, with performances in April, 2018.
In The Top Floor Theater at The Square
Lord of The Underworld (Abby Dahlin) and Eurydice (Keely Ronish).
An intensive application of makeup is required to create members of the chorus of stones.
The cast’s first table read, in early December.
STARadio a.m. interviews with heads of The Storytellers and The Square Players Keely and Keern.
Keern Haslem, rehearsing our chorus of stones, Lincoln Dahlin, Isis Haslem, Charlie Parker and pianist Valon Haslem.
Charlie in his Stone Makeup.
Limited seating
Top left: Zach Ronish helping Keern hang a set piece. Top right: Faith Gillingham teaching Keely and D’Angelo Sterling dance steps. Bottom: Keely, Charlie and Isis rehearsing scenes.
Foley artist Zach Ronish imagineering his next effect!
Great Falls Development Authority; TD&H Engineering; and L’Heureux, Page, Werner Architecture contributed to the restoration, planning and design.
Keern Haslem’s concept sketch.
Anderson Steel recently began the riser design. Although currently projected at a 35 seat capacity, long range plans call for 11 rows of 7.
Eurydice is made possible through a partnership between Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art’s Square Players and youth theatre troupe The Storytellers.
On March 17th, a prerelease showing was provided for a limited audience.
The players, mostly youth, began rehearsals in December. Isis Haslem shown here.
Just recently, rehearsals moved into the top floor.
The critically acclaimed show offers whimsical styling and crucial real life experiences.
Young actors, Abby and Lincoln Dahlin, are getting the chance to present wildly imaginative characters.

By Jake Sorich,

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.

We turned this..
Into this! And there’s time left for set construction and design.
We undertook a mighty feat, by scheduling Eurydice to open in the new Top Floor Theater, at The Square. Simultaneously constructing a theater and rehearsing a show posed its challenges. The surroundings would alternate from construction site to rehearsal space every three days. Ultimately, securing all the official paperwork in time proved more challenging than building a theater and producing a show.
The “attic” was christened into the theatre with the 2017 production of Montana writer Dorothy M. Johnson’s classic:

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The story of Ransome Foster’s plight in the Wild West touched on prejudice, love, justice and one man’s selfless need to do right.
The extraordinary cast delivered performances that left audiences proclaiming they’d “just attended the movies!”
Rough and tumble Burt Barricune and Legal Scholar Ransome Foster size eachother up in this tense scene.
For the unfortunate ones who crossed Liberty Valance’s path the west became a brutal, fatal place.
Law and justice were arrived at with great consternation for lawyers and for men of peace.
The west hardened women like Hallie as well.
The production featured Amber Koesling as Hallie, during our extended run.
Promoting The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance at MAX Country
Look for introduction to theatre classes and audition opportunities at
We hope you join us, for Eurydice, as we make history a second time, with the first ever production in a newly minted segment of historic Paris Gibson Square, the Top Floor Theater!
Limited ADA seating available, please reserve in advance.


Cover photo provided by Fern Films Cinematography Other images provided by Tracy Houck, Keern Haslem, Cherie Ronish and Corinna Dahlin The Storytellers and The Square Players Logos available for use only with explicit written permission

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