‘Defending the Caveman’ to benefit library

The one-man Broadway comedy “Defending the Caveman” is coming to the Bob Boldrick Theater in the Carson City Community Center at 8 p.m. Saturday.

“It is all about the sexes and how they see and hear the same topics of conversation in very different ways,” said Phyllis Patton, president of the Friends of the Carson City Library. “We can all relate to at least one of these scenarios. It’s guaranteed laughter and elbow pokes to the ribs throughout the evening.”

“Defending the Caveman,” which holds the record as the longest running solo play in Broadway history, was written by Rob Becker and originally opened in 1991.

It will be performed Saturday by Las Vegas comedian Kevin Burke, who was the recipient of the prestigious Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year award.

“He promises no caveman will be hurt during the show,” Patton said.

Tickets to the show are $40 and benefit the Carson City Library.

“We will ultimately spend them to help support programming at the library and to help purchase much needed equipment, furniture and software to make sure the library can maintain and expand its level of services to the entire community,” Patton said.

The show, described as an insightful play about the ways men and women relate, has been seen in 45 countries and translated into 18 languages.

“‘Defending the Caveman’ makes us laugh at ourselves about all the ways men and women fight, laugh and love,” according to the website. “That’s why couples all across America and around the world are in love with ‘Defending the Caveman.’”

Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8. Tickets will be available at the door or may be purchased at the Browsers Corner Book Store, 711 E. Washington St. Purchase them online at https://squareup.com/market/browsers-corner-book-store/defending-the-caveman-show.


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