‘Defending the Caveman’ comes to LPCA this weekend

LAKE PLACID – On Friday and Saturday, the North Country is invited to the comedy, “Defending the Caveman,” which mines the common themes in relationships that go straight to the funny bone while warming the heart.

Both shows begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $22 and available by calling 518-523-2512, visiting online at LakePlacidArts.org, or in person at the LPCA Box Office Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Caveman’s “outrageously funny and surprisingly sweet exploration of the gender gap” (Chicago Sun Times) has made it “a comic phenomenon” (New York Times) that has won the hearts of millions in more than 35 countries and is sure to win yours.

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 a girls night out.

“Defending the Caveman” will be performed by John Venable.

Venable has been acting professionally since 2003 when he appeared in a production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at the Flower Mound Performing Arts Theatre in suburban Dallas … and he was hooked. He has, since then, worked at several Dallas/Fort Worth theatres including Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, WaterTower Theatre, Circle Theatre, Theater Three, One Thirty Productions, Uptown Players, Lyric Stage, Plano Rep, Garland Civic Theatre, and the aforementioned FMPAT.

Venable has also appeared in an episode of “Friday Night Lights”, several short films, and has been a shill in several regional/national commercials. In addition to acting, John also writes, produces, and directs short films, web series, and even has a feature film, “Karma Police,” under his belt.