Venue: The Improv
3475 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: June 22, 2011 - January 18, 2015
Show Times: 7pm; additional 4pm show Sun & Mon
Age Restriction: 18
Show Length: 60 minutes
$49.45 - $74.45
We all know the age-old saying, "the truth hurts." But in the case of "Defending the Caveman," the truth is downright hilarious.
"Defending the Caveman" takes an honest, heartfelt look at relationships from both the male and female perspective. But instead of stating the obvious differences, this production takes it to another level -- by comparing today's habits with our ancient caveman ancestors.
Created by writer/comedian Rob Becker, "Defending the Caveman" is the longest running solo play in Broadway history as well as an international hit. He wrote this comedy while studying fields like anthropology, prehistory, psychology, sociology and mythology.
Comedian Kevin Burke raises theories to the most mystifying questions: Why do women flock together in groups and gossip so much? Why do guys act so brash with each other and mistake the floor for a laundry hamper? And men, the most puzzling question of them all -- what's wrong with just cuddling?
At particular moments during the play, the stage lights dim and turn fluorescent as the star shares insightful (yet comical) moments while tapping into his "inner caveman."
The stage is simple, yet it makes a huge statement. To the right, you'll see a very voluptuous sketch of a woman during the Paleolithic era (referred to as the "Angelina Jolie" of her time). To the left, you'll see an ancient drawing of a man hunting bison. There's even a Flintstone-looking TV on the set.
While it may seem like the opposite sex is a completely different species, "Defending the Caveman" is actually a celebration of our individuality. Your mate may be downright annoying from time to time, but it's fun to know that so many others can relate. (You'll realize this by witnessing all the couples laughing around you.) Ironically, watching this show is quite the therapeutic experience.
Even if you're not in a relationship, you can definitely appreciate the humor and common qualities men and women share.