'Defending the Caveman': The funny in the familiar
Defending the Caveman, the one-man show of theater actor Joel Trinidad, is about the differences between men and women, and told through dialogue directed towards the audience. The show opened at the RCBC over Father’s Day weekend.
Theater actor Joel Trinidad acts out this one-man show in this hilarious, clear, and familiar way about the stark differences between sexes. Both men and women will be able to identify themselves during the course of the performance.
Trinidad is impressive as he carries the entire show with an engaging monologue after monologue. He dishes out his lines with clear accuracy, and his poker face and deadpan expression when he delivers the punch lines got guffaws and belly laughs from the audience.
I recommend Defending the Caveman be watched with a significant other, and I can reassure you that both of you will be in fits of laughter! I was constantly pinching my husband during the course of the show as I recognized ourselves being described aptly by Joel Trinidad.
Comedian Rob Becker is the playwright and gathered insight from psychology, sociology, and prehistory over the course of three years to come up with this show.
Beckers' Defending the Caveman features observations about the ever-evolving battle of the sexes that will leave you in stitches, making the show perfect entertainment for a couple's night out.
For all the stereotypes the show presents, there is no denying the grain of truth in every line Trinidad imparts. In the play, Trinidad shares and reminisces what went wrong in a personal relationship with ex-wife “Emmy,” making the experience not just hilarious, but heartfelt. With those two combinations, it makes the time at the theater well spent!
So finally ask that girl or boy out and come to the theater – or bring your significant other and laugh your hearts out together. – Rappler.com
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Defending the Caveman is still showing on June 22 at 4:00pm at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave. corner Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City.