OCCC’s Performing Arts Series offers idea for Valentine’s Day Date

OCCC and CityRep Theatre presents "Defending the Caveman"

    (Published: 02-07-17)

Defending the Caveman

Looking for the perfect Valentine's date idea? Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) and CityRep Theatre present the perfect entertainment experience with Broadway's longest running solo play "Defending the Caveman." There will be three performances from which to choose in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater.

"Defending the Caveman" will have performances Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. with two additional performances Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

A hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate, Caveman has both genders roaring with laughter and recognition. Affectionate nudging between audience members occurs during the performance as they recognize themselves in the stories being told on stage. "Defending the Caveman" makes us laugh at ourselves about all the ways men and women fight, laugh and love. That's why couples all across America and around the world are in love with it.

The wildly popular comedy was written by Rob Becker over a 3-year period during which he made an informal study of anthropology, prehistory, psychology, sociology and mythology. Caveman has since become a peacemaker in the ongoing misunderstandings between men and women.

Caveman originally opened in San Francisco in 1991 and soon moved to Dallas. After a year in Dallas—now an unqualified hit—Caveman went on to sold-out engagements in Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Chicago, before opening on Broadway in 1995. After running two and a half years, playing 702 performances at the Helen Hayes Theater, Caveman entered the record books as the longest running solo play in Broadway history.

The 2016-2017 Performing Arts Series continues to provide spectacular performances all season long. Artrageous "Art & Music, Gone Wild" takes the stage Tuesday, March. 21, 2017, and Opus Cactus, a performance from MOMIX Dance Company concludes the PAS season Tuesday, April. 11, 2017.

To purchase your individual or group tickets to "Defending the Caveman," or any other performance, please choose from the following options:

• Online at tickets.occc.edu
• By calling the Cultural Programs department at (405) 682-7579
• In person at the Cultural Programs Box Office

For more information about the Performing Arts Series at Oklahoma City Community College, visit www.occc.edu/pas or call (405) 682-7576.

Oklahoma City Community College opened the doors to the 1,049-seat Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater in early 2014. It features a large atrium with three-story high windows, state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment and will allow the college to host larger Broadway-style touring productions. The Visual and Performing Arts Center also houses an art gallery and academic center featuring a rehearsal room, library, six classrooms, seven studios, seven labs and faculty offices.

OCCC enrolls more than 20,000 students and has more than 90,000 participants in its various community programs annually. OCCC offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated professors and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 80 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.