This book presents the texts of five plays, collectively written and performed during the years 1973 to 1976 by the Newfoundland theatre troupe CODCO. CODCO's satiric plays expose universal perversity, ignorance, prejudice and abuse with the ironic wit of the people of Newfoundland. The plays are distinguished by their graveyard or gallows humour. CODCO plays an important role in the evolution of Canadian theatre and is an early signifier of Canada's attainment of cultureal maturity.
"I don't mind the dirt, but for God's sake don't make fun of the pope."
"You'll never write another show as good as Cod on a Stick."