On Oct. 12, Rob Becker brought his one-person show Defending the Caveman to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a limited two-week engagement, which ends this weekend, Oct. 24. The show, the longest running solo show in Broadway history, opened there in 1995 and ran for two and a half years. The show originally opened in San Francisco in June 1991, then went on to play a year in Dallas, with further sold-out appearances in Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Chicago.Becker's monologue about the ways men and women struggle to relate has also won him a following among family psychologists and counselors. The comedian recently performed at the 2000-strong annual AAMFT Convention (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy) in Toronto.
The Pantages Theatre is located at 6233 Hollywood Blvd. For tickets and information call (213) 365- 3500.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent