What do women want?"
That's the question Robert Dubac has been tackling in his long-running one-man play, The Male Intellect (an oxymoron), at Boston's 57 Theatre. Obviously, women -- and men -- want the show, since the producers have rescinded their closing notice for Feb. 22.
According to producer Jeff Rowland, the show, which opened Aug 22, now runs on a "five-week to five-week basis," and has extended at least through late April.
"If the audiences hadn't come," said Rowland (Feb. 4), "sure, we would have closed. But the response has been unbelievable since the closing notice. It doubled."
Dubac plays Bobby, a man who has been inexplicably dumped by the woman of his dreams. Why? Unable to answer the question himself, he turns to his overly masculine role-models (all played by Dubac) and the advice they've given to him over the years. Some of these role models include:
Jean-Michel, who spouts out mindless metaphors and double talk while expounding that communication is way to a woman's heart.
Old Mr. Linger, a 123-year-old bachelor still searching for his perfect woman...a mermaid.
Fast Eddie, a slick-talking "love 'em and leave 'em" kind of guy.
Dubac has appeared in numerous films (After the Game, Sketch Artist) and television roles (Loving,Growing Pains, Life Goes On).
Seven-time Tony winner, Jules Fisher (Bring in Da Noise) is the lighting designer and Scenic Design is by Edward Pierce.
Tickets for The Male Intellect (an oxymoron) can be purchased by calling Telecharge at (800) 233-3123. For more information call (617) 426-4499 or refer to the 57 Theatre in the Regional Listings on Playbill On-Line.