Wednesday, January 29, 2003

The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron (Playhouse Square Center)

‘THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON’ delights at the Hanna

When ‘THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON’ ran in Cleveland several years ago I referred to it as being hysterical. I went on to say that it gives the audience a comedy version of “MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS” and “YOU JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND,” two best selling book on male-female communication.

The story? Bobby is in a state of confusion. Several weeks before the curtain rises, he had found the girl of his dreams. He made the commitment. He planned to get married. She dumped him. Since then he's been trying to figure out what went wrong. The only thing he has figured out about women is that they are female. In this he is like most guys, clueless as to what makes women tick.

Capsule judgment: Robert Dubac, who both wrote the script and portrays Bobby, has bridged a career between acting, comedy and writing for over ten years. ‘THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON’ grew out of the desire to bring his three interests together. And blend them together he does well. As another local critic said in its last pass through he area, “In case you were wondering, it is possible for a person to be tasteless, sensitive and funny, all at the same time. The proof lies in "THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON"