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‘Defending The Caveman’ Comes to Macon to Tickle Funny Bones and Make Peace Between the Sexes

March 22, 2010

Media Contact:
Billie Rampley
(478) 301-2933

MACON – “Defending the Caveman,” the longest running solo play in Broadway history, is set to perform at The Grand Opera House on March 25-26 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 27 at 3p.m. Tickets are $39.50 and can be purchased through Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or online at

With hilarious insight on contemporary feminism, masculine sensitivity and the erogenous zones, “Defending the Caveman,” mines the common themes in relationships that go straight through the funny bone and into the heart. “Defending the Caveman” makes us laugh at ourselves, about all the ways that men and woman fight, laugh and love.

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 for a girls’ night out.

Ben Tedder, native of North Carolina, will be performing the caveman. After spending some time behind a microphone as a radio DJ in high school, he began acting while attending North Carolina State University in Raleigh, appearing in several University Theatre productions. After college, he worked with several theatre companies in the Raleigh and Chapel Hill area.

The Grand Opera House
A performing arts center of Mercer University, The Grand Opera House is a historic 1,000-seat theatre located at 651 Mulberry St. in downtown Macon, Ga. The Grand brings the very best in live, professional performing arts and entertainment to Central Georgia. In addition to its popular Broadway Series of nationally-touring productions and its GrandKids Arts Education Series for elementary, middle and high school students, The Grand hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. It is also home to the Macon Symphony Orchestra, the Central Georgia Opera Guild and The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia. For a complete schedule of upcoming performances, contact Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or visit
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