HARRIS CENTER PRESENTS
DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN
Starring Cody Lyman
Written by Rob Becker
Thu-Sun, Feb 14-17, 2019
Rob Becker’s Defending the Caveman holds the record as the longest running solo play in Broadway history. A hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate, Caveman has both sexes roaring with laughter and recognition. It makes us chortle at ourselves with all the ways men and women fight, laugh and love. That’s why couples all across America and around the world are in love with Defending the Caveman.
“Outrageously funny and surprisingly sweet exploration of the gender gap” -Chicago Sun Times
This wildly popular comedy was written by Rob Becker over a 3-year period during which he made an informal study of anthropology, prehistory, psychology, sociology and mythology. Caveman has since become a peacemaker in the ongoing misunderstandings between men and women. Affectionate nudging between audience members occurs during the performance as they recognize themselves in the stories being told on stage. That’s why couples all across America and around the world are in love with Defending the Caveman.
“Defending the Caveman is a nationwide comic phenomenon!” -The New York Times
The show originally opened in San Francisco in 1991 and soon moved to Dallas. After a year in Dallas — now an unqualified hit — Caveman went on to sold-out engagements in Washington DC, Philadelphia and Chicago, before opening on Broadway in 1995. After running two and a half years, playing 702 performances at the Helen Hayes Theater, Caveman entered the record books as the longest running solo play in Broadway history.
Caveman has been touring theaters all around America and around the globe ever since. It has been seen in 45 countries and translated into 18 different languages. It’s a worldwide rock-solid tour de force that has won the hearts of millions, and it’s sure to win yours as well.
“The Sensation of the Year!” -Chicago Tribune
“Caveman is a Blockbuster!” -Washington Post
“Outrageously funny! Caveman explores all of the things that make men and women fight, laugh and love. I could sense people falling and re-falling in love all around me.” -The Dallas Morning News
“Defending the Caveman is so perceptive, so witty, so sweetly understanding, you can’t help feeling exhilarated!” -The Boston Globe
“The hilarity of Caveman – and it IS hilarious – comes from keenly observed detail, from truth. Caveman makes us howl at ourselves, whether we’re male or female.” -The Miami Herald
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Approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.