"What do women want?"
That's the question Robert Dubac has been tackling for many months now in various stagings of his one-man play, The Male Intellect (an oxymoron?). Obviously, women -- and men -- want the show, since it enjoyed an extended run at Boston's 57 Theatre a year ago and is sold out for the end of its current run at Albany, NY's Capital Repertory, through March 21. The show opened Feb. 17 after one pay-what-you-can preview, Feb. 16.
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"). For information on The Male Intellect (an oxymoron) call (518) 445-7469.
Up next at Capital Rep, April 20-May 16, will be the Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee courtroom drama, Inherit The Wind.