Defending the Caveman

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Defending the Caveman
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Written byRob Becker
Date premieredJune 1991
Place premieredSan Francisco, USA
Original languageEnglish
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Defending the Caveman is a comedy play written by American actor and comedian Rob Becker about the misunderstandings between men and women. Defending the Caveman has been seen in theaters around the world by more than eight million people in forty-five countries. It has been performed in over thirty different languages.[1] Theater Mogul is the rights holder of the play.[2]


A blend of stand-up comedy, lecture, and therapy session, it attempts to resolve the war between the sexes. The play manages to stand up for the male viewpoint, while still being sympathetic to the female side of issues as well. Becker describes the play as a vehicle for showing that "men have emotions, but they express them differently."[3]


Before the Broadway production "Caveman" was a stand-up comedy routine that Becker performed around America. Becker took over three years to write the comedy and performed the play until early 2006.[3] In 1996, it became the longest running solo (one man) play in the history of Broadway. It still holds that record as of 2016.[4][5] A production has run in Las Vegas since 2007.[6]


  1. ^ Taitte, Lawson (2007-08-07). "'Caveman' has fresh face". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2007-08-24.
  2. ^ "Understanding men and women requires a trip back in time". The Lindsay Post, Canada. 10 August 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-19.
  3. ^ a b Jane Horwitz (24 October 2000). "Rob Becker's 'Caveman' Is Back, and Still a Hit". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-02-19.
  4. ^ "Broadway's battle of the sexes takes the stage at Lincoln Theater". NAPA Valley Register. 15 August 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-19.
  5. ^ "Defending the Caveman is theatre even men will like". The Huntsville Forester. 8 August 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-19.
  6. ^ Defending the Caveman Grunts Back to Life … Again

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