Press Release

Defending the Caveman

Arlington Heights, Ill., October 5, 2017 – Ben Tedder returns to Metropolis Performing Arts Centre with Broadway’s longest running solo play Defending the Caveman November 17 and 18, 2017.

a play about the ways men and women relateDefending the Caveman is a hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate. It has both sexes roaring with laughter and recognition. Lots of affectionate nudging goes on during the performance as audience members recognize themselves in the stories being told on stage. The “outrageously funny and surprisingly sweet exploration of the gender gap” (Chicago Sun Times) has made Defending the Caveman “a comic phenomenon” (New York Times).

Defending the Caveman will be at Metropolis November 17 and 18, 2017, at 7:30pm. Tickets are $35, Stage Tables are $40. All tickets can be purchased at or by stopping by or calling the Box Office at 847.577.2121.

Defending the Caveman is part of the Comedy Series at Metropolis, an exciting series that brings hilarious performances to the Chicagoland area. Upcoming comedy shows at Metropolis include An Idiot’s Guide to Fixing Stoopid Featuring Tim Benker (December 11), The Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue (December 20-31), The Baby Boomer Show (January 6) and Steve Cochran (January 20).A caveman

Metropolis thanks its generous media partner Tribune Media Group. Metropolis is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Metropolis is located in the heart of Chicago’s northwest suburbs in downtown Arlington Heights at the intersection of Campbell and Vail Avenue (111 West Campbell Street). Street parking is available. Free parking is available in the public garage behind the theatre. For more information about Metropolis and a list of upcoming events visit or call the Box Office at 847.577.2121.

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre provides professional entertainment and arts education, enriching our community.