The Moonlight Sonata of Beethovan Blazt by Armin Wiebe was Excellent. I say that with a capital E, and if there was an i in the word excellent, I indeed would have dotted it. Last Tuesday my 66 CreComm classmates and I were invited to sit down and enjoy the tale at the Rachel Brown theatre.
The story is about a young couple who have lived in their quiet prairie house for about two years. In this time, Susch has been expecting a baby, which her man Obrum had been unable to..produce.
Anyways, one day Obrum brings home a half busted piano and wouldn’t ya know it, he and Susch begin to make beautiful music. Wait. Did I say beautiful, cause I meant horrible. So, with a piano taking up so much space in their cozy little home, it would be a shame to waste the potential of this musical instrument. Enter, Beethoven Blatz, piano extraordinaire. He is accepted into their home to fix the busted piano, but little did Obrum and Susch know, that he would turn into a full time resident, and they didn’t even charge him rent. Wowza what a deal! And then Obrum goes out one day when a blizzard was expected to hit, leaving Susch all alone with Blatz. What was he thinking leaving a crazy Russian all alone with his darling wife.. Was he unaware that her loins were aching for pleasure, and Blatz’s tantalizing music he played for her was oh too much to resist? So, while Blatz was writing some symphony in his head, Susch was busy ripping his pants off so she could make some sweet music herself.. Anywhoo, eight months later a baby was born, and Obrum finally grows enough balls to kick Blatz out of his house and he and Susch finally got the baby they so badly desired.
What a hilariously twisted little delightful story. It was interesting to hear that Armin Wiebe’s inspiration for the play stemmed from a family memory. Armin heard that his grandfather had one day used poison Ivey to wipe hi private parts one day in the woods. The incredible itching and chaffing made him unable to wear his normal pants, and couldn’t swath the crops without wearing a women’s dress in the field.
This play had everything: comedy, music, great acting by a talented cast, and sex! What a treat indeed. I would recommend all of you to check out The Moonlight Sonata of Beethovan Blatz asap. Don’t wait too long though, because gas prices might go so high you won’t be able to afford the drive to the theatre.