November 10, 2012

Public Theatre finds lots of laughs in male psyche

‘The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?’ runs through Sunday.

By APRIL BOYLE

Let’s face it.  No matter how much we may appreciate members of the opposite sex, men and women aren’t always on the same wavelength. Often, it seems like we need a guidebook to navigate each other’s psyches and a translator to fully glean the meaning of what’s said.

THEATER REVIEW

WHAT: Robert Dubac’s “The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?” at The Public Theatre

WHERE: 31 Maple St., Lewiston

DATE REVIEWED:  Friday; runs through Sunday

TICKETS: $18 adults, $5 youth (under 18)

CONTACT:  782-3200, www.thepublictheatre.org
 

The Public Theatre is taking audiences on a road trip into the male mind in “The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?”

Don’t let the title fool you. This is not a male-bashing, female rant about male ineptitude.  Rather, the guide for this laugh-filled trek is author/actor Robert Dubac.

Dubac’s one-man show centers around an onstage version of himself named Bobby.  Bobby’s fiance has just moved out, leaving him desperate to figure out what women want, and how they differ from men.

Armed with a stack of amusingly titled self-help relationship books, Bobby embarks on a journey into his own intellect. As Bobby sorts through memories, looking for answers, five chauvinist stereotypes chime in with advice.

Dubac morphs into the characters, changing his voice, attitude and mannerisms.  As an added touch, even his handwriting changes with each character.

The Public Theatre is hosting “The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?” for a three-performance run that ends Sunday.  The 90-minute show kicked off Friday to a packed house.  And it was non-stop laughs from start to finish.

April Boyle is a free-lance writer from Casco. She can be contacted at: aprilhboyle@yahoo.com.
 
Read the full review in the Maine Sunday Telegram.
 

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