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Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre presents John Venable in one-man comedy.

John Venable explores how men and women relate to each other in the Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre production of “Defending the Caveman.”
BY JOHN BRANDENBURG Published: February 15, 2013

Other touchy areas covered comically by Venable included female versus male attitudes toward compliments and the question of whether women are “hindered by logic.” Venable dealt with the more risque topics of men and women's often contradictory anatomy and needs after intermission, as well as places of male refuge, like the garage, shed and bathroom, in the latter of which men may be warned not to touch the best towels, reserved for company.

Returning to prehistory toward the end of the show, Venable ended on a positive note, pointing out that women are still magical, as they have been since people lived in caves, and one of man's jobs is to give them a safe place to do their magic.

Even more touching was an exchange with members of the audience after the play was over, in which he told them how one woman told him the show made her fall “in love with her husband all over again,” and that woman was his wife.

— John Brandenburg


‘Defending the Caveman'

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Civic Center Music Hall's Freede Little Theatre, 201 N Walker.

Information: 848-3761 or


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