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Popular comedian and star of the hit comedy Defending the Caveman, Alan Committie, teams up with Centrestage to present a brand-new, gloriously funny exploration of the battle of the sexes (and the exes!) as Love Factually will be staged at the Boardwalk Amphitheatre on the weekend of 13 and 14 October.

Following a role that has seen him star in no less 963 performances after he alternated with Tim Plewman in the record-breaking comedy, Committie felt that it was time to take a fresh look at relationships in the crazy new modern era.

Directed by long-time collaborator Christopher Weare and staged very successfully in Johannesburg and Cape Town in association with theatre impresario Pieter Toerien, Alan grabs the subject of love and tickles us to death with it!

With a comic, honest and sometimes even touching look at couples, our Caveman continues to explore the mad differences between men and women, the quirks and foibles of marriage and dating, and will even try to finally provide the right answers to those loaded questions, “Do you think I look fat?”, “Are you listening to me?” and “Would you prefer to
go to the cricket or spend the day with me and my mom!?!”

In Love Factually, our every-man hero investigates everything from Tinder and text breakups, online attractions and detractions, surviving as a post-modern, metro-quasi-dexi-semi-multi-mano-sexual, to exploring single vs mingle, the apparent gift of having children and the supposed
burden of family …

Love Factually has a cinema-tinged storyline, starting with a stage set that plonks him in the movies with one eye on the screen and one eye on the phone, waiting for his girlfriend to text him after an argument.

The cinema setting also lets him contrast the perfect Hollywood happy ending love stories with the substantially less glamorous reality of our own lives.

We’ve all been there, so everyone can relate! Committie’s skill lies in spotting and exaggerating the idiotic things we do, say or feel, and ridiculing both men and women equally without insulting either.

His comic timing is perfect and he has a brilliant rapport with the audience, inserting himself firmly into the storyline, telling us his tales of woe and spinning bigger yarns that revive the eternal battle of the sexes.

He delves into genetics, then broadens our vocabulary with compound words that describe modern dating dilemmas. Look out for texpectations — that awful anxiety when you know the target of your affections has read your text message but hasn’t yet replied. And floordrobe, that space in the bedroom where men automatically deposit their clothes.

This is the daily life we all know, made to look hilarious by his astonishingly sharp observations.

Love Factually was staged last year as part of the main Grahamstown National Arts Festival program, where comittee single handedly filled the nearly 1000 seater monument and earned himself a tumultuous standing ovation at the end of the show.

Committie delivers two hours of solid entertainment and sustained laughter.

Bookings can be made through Computicket -
Click Here or through Wendy on 082-6616921. Tickets cost R160, with 8 or more at R140. Shows start at 19h30.

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