Defending the Caveman
A comedy one-man play by Rob Becker.
The original text
Written and originally performed as a routine by the American actor and stand-up comedian, it deals with the misunderstandings between men and women. It went on to become the most successful and longest running non musical, solo show in Broadway history, having been seen in theatres around the world by more than eight million people in forty-five countries by 2015. It originally opened in San Francisco in 1991, then played in Dallas, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Chicago, before opening on Broadway in 1995.
Translations and adaptations
Has been translated into more than eighteen different languages.
The English text was adapted for Southern Africa by Tim Plewman in 1997.
Performance history in South Africa
An enormously popular play in South Africa, in both its (adapted) English original and the Afrikaans versions.
2005-: First performed in Afrikaans as Groet die Grotman, directed by Sandra Prinsloo and performed by Hannes Muller. It played all around South Africa for 10 years, doing over 1000 performances. In later years it was produced by Lefra Produksies.
2011-14: Performed in English by Alan Committie.
Press Release: Tim Plewman is back with his hit "Defending the Caveman", 10 March 2015.
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