Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Challenge is on!

What CAN we do in 90 Hours? It’s time to find out! The Winnipeg Foundation’s 90-Hour Giving Challenge began Monday at 6:00am and runs until midnight Thursday, April 21st. Make an online gift during that time to Theatre Projects Manitoba’s Agency Fund and the Foundation will provide additional support. To check out the nearly 130 […]

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Held over – Beethoven Blatz is a hit!

Wowza – the response from audiences has been overwhelming!  So…we’ve added one more performance to our run of The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz. The Holdover performance is: 7:30 PM, Sunday April 17th Tickets are available online, in person at McNally Robinson or by calling the office:  204-989-2400

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A play they’ll enjoy, Manitobans will

By Kevin Prokosh, Winnipeg Free Press What wants a man with a broken piano in an isolated woodbox of a home on the windswept Manitoba prairie in the 1930s? The answer is at the clappering heart of Armin Wiebe’s lusty romantic folk tale The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz, which had its premiere staged before […]

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Theatre review: “Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz” brings Mennonites gone wild(ish) to the stage

by Joff Schmidt, CBC Theatre Reviewer Mennonites in lust! But not talking about it. That’s the Coles notes take on Armin Wiebe’s first full-length play, The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz, which sees a solid world premiere this week from Theatre Projects Manitoba. It’s the 1930s, and Obrum Kehler (Tom Keenan) and his wife, Susch […]

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Made in Manitoba

Uptown Magazine:  Novelist Armin Wiebe makes his playwriting debut with The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz, a folk play with a distinctly Prairie bent Daria Puttaert and Tom Keenan in The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz.  Photo:  Dylan Hewlett From the page to the stage, Theatre Projects Manitoba presents The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz, […]

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Moonlight Sonata playwright delves into the art of the edit

Armin Wiebe is an award-winning author. But even more exciting, he is a first time playwright. Tonight is the opening night of Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz. Armin kept a journal of the journey of getting his first play to the stage. And he graciously shares some entries with you on CBC’s Manitoba Scene!

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Mennonites not funny? Well, you’re wearing pants!

ARMIN Wiebe thinks Mennonites are misjudged if they are seen as humourless, religious pacifists who spend their days singing and shunning in southern Manitoba. “The image of the poor, serious Mennonite may be handy as PR but it’s not the reality,” says Wiebe, 62. “Mennonites are a people who love to laugh. They are always […]

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We’re Talkin’ Brummtopp

And so is CBC’s Manitoba Scene – your new guide to local arts and entertainment! As the title suggests, the piano takes centre stage in Armin Weibe’s The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz.  But lurking in the shadows is the mysterious, sinister and possibly pagan companion of Mennonite New Years Mummers – the Brummtopp. When […]

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