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I Hate Bill Pats Too: Almost Homeless
Is it a tragedy that makes you laugh? Or a comedy that makes you cry?
Hard to say with this one-man show that tells the sad, funny story of Winnipeg actor/waiter/wannabe accountant/one-time thief/close-to-homeless Bill Pats. Following a successful run of his offering at last year’s fringe, the appropriately named I Hate Bill Pats, this sequel tells the story of how Pats came to write that fringe play.
The Winnipeg references are refreshing. Nice to hear about Assiniboine Avenue rather than Yonge Street in a Canadian production for a change.
Perhaps the most telling line of this hour-long monologue comes near the start: “There is no game plan for happiness.” Pats is a guy who makes bad decisions in life but takes responsibility for them. And by the end of this production, Pats has sorted out his mess. Or has he?
— Julie Carl
From the Fringe program:
A dark comedy based on a true story. Bill Pats attempts to put his life back together but the poor life choices continue. He's out of money. Out of work. And out of time. He's about to be homeless.
Director: Bill Pats
Cast: Bill Pats
From the life and mind that brought you I Hate Bill Pats.
4 Stars - CBC
"This show is a true gem." - Jenny Revue
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 mins.
Discount Tickets: $7 for Fringe performers
Updated on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 3:51 PM CDT: