Unlike any other text relating to man and woman’s relationship, Caveman always creates the same genuine hilarity. A universal play that takes us right to the heart of the everlasting clichés of our civilization.
Caveman tackles a timeless theme, which travels beyond the boundaries of cultures and languages and explains the male mystiques and contemporary feminism with great humour. Dissimilarities but also ancestral and eternal truths in which we recognize ourselves at all ages!
Many of its wandering observations on the difference between male and female behaviour are enlightening as Caveman mines the common themes in relationships that go straight to the funny bone.
This hilariously funny but horribly truthful stand-up comedy could be the saviour of your relationship as our basic differences are brought brilliantly up to date.
Caveman explores the differences between men and women and how those differences have led us to misunderstand each other. It looks at how we live and love, convincingly sending the message that it’s ultimately our differences that make our relationships stronger.
The wildly popular comedy Defending the Caveman was written by Rob Becker over a 3-year period during which he made an informal study of anthropology, prehistory, psychology, sociology and mythology.
This contemporary script has the burden of standing the test of time.
Rob Becker wrote Defending the Caveman years before John Gray’s bestseller “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus” became so popular. John Gray was inspired by his work that he described as “perfect” and ‘absolutely brilliant! Should be seen by anyone who wants to understand the opposite sex!”.
The truth can be traced back to the caveman and the fundamental difference between the hunter and the gatherer.
How does Becker explain Caveman’s success? “I think the show gives people a way to understand themselves and their partners while they’re laughing and I think some healing takes place when a couple sits in a darkened theatre, laughing with hundreds of other couples, realizing they’re not alone.”
He also feels that he has tapped into a current societal wave. “I think a whole generation is catching on to the idea that we can work for equality between the sexes and we can bring harmony to our relationships by understanding our differences.”
Caveman has turned into a somewhat slow-burning international phenomenon.
A peacemaker in the ongoing misunderstandings between men and women, Defending the Caveman opened in Broadway on March 1995. After running two and a half years, playing 702 performances at the Helen Hayes Theatre, Caveman entered the record books as the longest running solo play in Broadway history
This one-man phenomenon has enjoyed critical and public acclaim around the world, received a clutch of awards and has won the hearts of millions in over 30 countries and can presently be seen in 16 European countries.