Defending the Caveman is the longest running solo play in Broadway history.
The wildly popular comedy, written by Rob Becker, has become a peacemaker in the ongoing misunderstandings between men and women.
People all around the world LOVE Defending the Caveman! It has won the hearts of millions in more than thirty countries and is performed in over fifteen different languages.
Caveman 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. The “outrageously funny and surprisingly sweet exploration of the gender gap” (Chicago Sun-Times) has made Defending the Caveman “a comic phenomenon.” (New York Times)
Caveman is a hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate that has both sexes roaring with laughter and recognition. In the audience, lots of affectionate nudging goes on during the performance and couples are commonly seen strolling out into the night holding hands. Caveman also has a loyal following in the therapy community, having been seen and recommended by thousands of psychologists and counselors.
Coming from a background in stand-up comedy, Rob Becker wrote Defendingthe Caveman over a 3-year period during which he made an informal study of anthropology, prehistory, psychology, sociology and mythology. Rob lives in a small town in northern California with his wife, Erin, and their three children.
With hilarious insights on contemporary feminism, masculine sensitivity and the erogenous zone, Defending the Caveman mines the common themes in relationships that go straight to the funny bone.