A leather belt: fit for romance or an electric chair?

Griff and Robbie Wigley, belted Robbie and I were in Willie’s Shoe Repair on Saturday when proprietor Randy Malecha showed us his latest creation: a leather belt for the upcoming production of the Stephen Sondheim play, Assassins, at St. Olaf.

Tickets go on sale today. From the Wikipedia entry on Assassins:

From an electric chair Zangara sings his refusal to be afraid and that he hadn’t cared who he killed as long as it was one of the men who control the money. Peeved that as an "American Nothing" he has no photographers at his execution, Zangara is electrocuted.

Randy let us take the belt home for a while so that we could…

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