FERGUS – True Confessions from the Ninth Concession, starring Dan Needles and Ian Bell, is coming to the Fergus Grand Theatre on Nov. 16 at 8pm.
Needles is the author of the wildly successful Wingfield Farm series of plays that have been making audiences laugh in theatres across Canada and beyond for over 30 years, eventually becoming a popular TV series shown on CBC, Bravo, and PBS.
He is a winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor, author of 12 plays, four books, and has delighted thousands of readers with hundreds of magazine columns in publications like Harrowsmith-Country Life, Country Guide, Small Farm Canada and many others.
Bell is a folk singer, musician and singer-songwriter from Paris, Ontario, who has been instrumental in the preservation and development of Canadian folk music.
He sings both old songs and original compositions, many set in and around Southwestern Ontario.
CBC Radio regular
He’s been a regular on CBC radio, appearing regularly on Fresh Air, Peter Gzowski’s Morningside, and worked as music director for national concerts with Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe.
True Confessions brings these two Canadian icons together on the Fergus Grand stage, in a seamless blend of stories and songs, celebrating life in rural Ontario.
It’s the stories of the creative inspirations of these two “old guys.”
In Needles’ case it’s the characters from his life who inspired the Wingfield plays, and in Bell’s case it’s the people and places that have given him the same inspiration through 30 years of song writing.
Tickets are $35 each, and available by calling the box office at 519-787-1981, or online at fergusgrandtheatre.ca.