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'Defending the Caveman' back in JAX at the Wilson Center

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The last time that the longest running solo play in Broadway’s history came to JAX, FL was back in January of 2010. “Defending the Caveman” comes back to Jacksonville’s Wilson Center for the Arts for six shows only from February 12 – 16, 2014. Totally different, but somewhat similar, this comedy takes over were Mars/Venus leaves off – or does it?

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With hilarious insight on contemporary feminism, masculine sensitivity, and the erogenous zones, “Defending the Caveman” mines the common themes in relationships that go straight to the funny bone while warming the heart. “Defending the Caveman” makes you laugh at yourselves, about all the ways that men and women fight, laugh, and love.

Written by comedian Rob Becker over a three-year period that included an informal study of psychology, sociology, and prehistory, “Defending the Caveman” is full of wonderful scenarios that celebrate the differences between men and women, making it the perfect entertainment option for couples or for a girls night out.

Defending the Caveman will be performed in Jacksonville by Cody Lyman. Cody began his career on stage at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. His work at CSU garnered him several Irene Ryan Nominations, a departmental Best Actor award, and an award of Highest Distinction at the Research and Creative Symposium, for his self-created performance art. Cody helped foster and co-produced CSU Theatre Sports (now Clownbox Productions), still one of the most successful improv troupes in Colorado. In 2000, Cody moved to Chicago, where his big shoulders would blend in. His work as a trolley-driving tour guide gave him a crash-course in Chicago history and allowed him to work his way through the famed Second City Conservatory. Cody was working professionally as an improviser and in children’s theatre when he joined Caveman in 2004. Between Caveman performances, Cody is continuing to develop other aspects of his career, appearing in national commercials (Buffalo Wild Wings), voiceovers (Coors), and feature films (Eden Court).

“Defending the Caveman” is produced by Theater Mogul — a global theatrical production company with shows in more than 30 countries and in 16 different languages. Its offices are in NYC and Zurich, Switzerland.

Defending the Caveman
DATES:          TIMES:
Wed., Feb. 12       7:30 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 13       7:30 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 14        8:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 15     5:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 16        2:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Wilson Center for the Arts:
        Florida State College at JAX So. Campus
        11901 Beach Blvd.
        Jacksonville, FL 32099

TICKETS: for Defending the Caveman start at $41.50 and are available at the Artist Series Box Office between 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, at (904) 442-BWAY (2929) and online 24/7 at Parking is always free at the Wilson Center. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more at (904) 442-2947 or

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