The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz


Armin Wiebe

About the book

A comic ‘folk play’ with a classical music base, The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz follows a farm wife, a carpenter, a midwife, and a musician as they struggle to find fulfillment of their seemingly impossible wantings, drawing on the means at hand on a homestead removed from the stifling customs of the village.

Armin Wiebe does for Gutenthal…what Stephen Leacock did for Mariposa and its inhabitants. The results are similarly uproarious and touching, side-splittingly anarchic and wistful.” —CM Magazine

About the author

Armin Wiebe’s Gutenthal novels, The Salvation of Yasch Siemens, Murder in Gutenthal, and The Second Coming of Yeeat Shpanst are renowned for the musicality of their dialect and dialogue. His historical novel Tatsea won two Manitoba Book Awards. He taught creative writing at Red River College for twelve years, and has served as writer-in-residence at libraries in Saskatoon and Dauphin, and the University of Manitoba. The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz is his first stage play.


DRA013000 Drama/Canadian
96pp 5.5 x 8.5 in