Pat & Skee
Approximate running time: 2 hours
190 King William Street
Hamilton ON L8R 1A8
Written and Performed by Sky Gilbert Featuring Sky Gilbert, Suzanne Bennet and Ralph Small
Sky Gilbert is a 'child of divorce'. Pat and Skee is an homage to Sky's parents - who did their best to raise him despite all the unpleasantness. Sky Gilbert plays himself in Pat and Skee, which gives him a chance to chat with his mother (Patricia) about her divorce from his father (Skee). Pat and Skee goes beyond the meta-theatre -- searching for the wistful, often comic essence of the struggle that lies at the very heart of any broken family.
Novelist, poet, filmmaker, director, actor, and drag queen extraordinaire, Sky Gilbert is one of Canada's most controversial artistic forces. Gilbert is the winner of three Dora Mavor Awards, the Pauline McGibbon Award for theatre directing, and the recipient of The Margo Bindhardt Award.