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  • Written by Dan Needles
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With Axe and Flask

The History of Persephone Township from Pre-Cambrian Times to the Present Day

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Winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour for 2003


The creator of the hugely popular Wingfield Farm plays lays bare a beguiling corner of rural Canada

Just a few hours north of the city, you’ll find the familiar features of Persephone Township: the hardscrabble farms, the timeless small towns, the laconic local citizens. The fabled turf that is home to Wingfield Farm (immortalized by Dan Needles in five one-man stage productions), Persephone is hard to find on any map but very near the Canadian soul.

In Persephone anything can happen and often does. Towering local figures dating back to the township’s murky colonial beginnings land-grabbing speculators, shady railway promoters, heedless despoilers of natural wonders, and spectacularly slippery politicians cross paths with the likes of Sir John A. Macdonald and Wilfrid Laurier, not to mention the rebel William Lyon Mackenzie and the future King Edward VII. With Axe and Flask tells it all, sparing no Canadian sacred cow in uncovering the township’s checkered past, from the displacement of its original native inhabitants to the recent invasion of the weekenders.

You are about to enter a world at once strange and recognizable, where past and present, fact and fiction combine in a potent mix of comedy, pathos and national identity.
Dan Needles

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DAN NEEDLES is the creator of the popular Wingfield Farm plays, full-length stage comedies that have filled theatres across Canada and the United States for more than 4,000 performances since 1984. He lives with his wife, Heath, on a small farm near Collingwood, Ontario

  • With Axe and Flask by Dan Needles
  • November 12, 2002
  • Humor
  • Macfarlane Walter & Ross
  • $19.95
  • 9781551990880

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