Seán is “Der Kontrabass”!

An actor friend of ours, Jürg Maier, had dreamed for years to put on the solo theatre piece “Der Kontrabass” by Süskind, which is a solo performance portraying an aging professional tutti double bass player from a regional orchestra. He engaged Seán as his coach, intending to perform the bass parts himself! However, in the end he overdid it and hurt his (already weak) hand so much that he was under doctor’s orders not to play the instrument. So, as a result, Seán ended up on the stage as live double bass player while Jürg froze, with lighting indicating the change! The whoel performance was just great, and Seán carried off his part with great aplomb (including playing two lengthy solos as interludes).