Defending the Caveman is the hilarious safeguarding of so-called primitive behaviours displayed by the modern man.
One of the longest running solo comedies, the show is synonymous with the age old saying ‘men are from mars, women are from venus’ with its cheeky exploration on the differences between men and women, and their interactions with one another.
Written by Rob Becker, the play was three years in the making, and is based on his informal study of the sub-disciplines Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology. Dubbed the ‘perfect date comedy’, the play covers a range of contentious issues from womens’ oversized closets and their inclination to talk during sports games to mens’ adamant refusal of asking for directions.
Defending the Caveman is relatable the world over, having been staged in 45 countries, South Africa included. The show running at the Baxter Theatre has been adapted to suit a South African context, the show is directed by Tim Plewman, who also dons his caveman skins to play out the role of the misunderstood male.
Where Baxter Theatre, 1 Main Road, Rondebosch
When Tuesday 23 June – Saturday 4 July at 7 : 30 pm
Cost R150 pp from Computicket