The Male Intellect – An Oxymoron – Review by Bonnie Goldberg

DELVING INTO THE ABYSS OF MEN’S MINDS

Whether you suspect men and women are from different planets, like Mars and Venus for example, that age old question that goes all the way back to Adam and Eve and is still a puzzlement is how do we co-exist and live to tell the tale. Robert Dubac has his own personal theory about the sexes and he is ready, willing and most able to let you in on his astute observations.  Just mosey on over to Waterbury’s Seven Angels Theatre by Sunday, October 15 for an in depth examination of the male psyche.

For the last decade and a half, Robert Dubac has been traveling around the globe presenting his unique theories on the interactions of the male and the female and why they often collide and break up and explode. With tongue firmly in cheek, he has written and continues to perform his scintillating comedy show “The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?”  In case you have a question, an oxymoron is a combined set of seeming opposites like jumbo shrimp or honest politician. 

Dubac takes great pleasure in revealing his observations by morphing into a series of male characters, from the main ringleader of the circus Bobby who is confused about his almost fiancee Julia walking out on him, to his legion of chauvinists like The Colonel, a redneck from the word go, to Jean-Michel who views himself as a suave Frenchman who offers women the best, to Fast Eddie who is the perpetual bad boy and proud of it to that old time fisherman Mr. Linger who reckons he has the best bait and lures to Ronnie Cabrezzi, the Bronx- born answer to every woman’s dreams.

Like a learned professor conducting college classes, Dubac carefully illustrates his philosophies and even diagrams them on a chalkboard. He desperately wants the two species to have a chance understanding each other as he probes the brains of each species like a giant science experiment. With wit and humor, he recognizes the confusion that exists and the obvious failure to communicate. For a man to learn to be sensitive is a Herculean task, one that most males admit failure. Yet the world continues to spin…

For tickets ($39.50 to $54), call the Seven Angels Theatre, Plank Road, Hamilton Park, Waterbury at 203-757-4676 or online at www.sevenangelstheatre.org.  Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and matinees Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Come to this comedy of contradictions where men are exposed to the truths of their personalities and given much needed clues about how to survive in what can be a hostile world.

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