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Vagina vs. Caveman 

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Any play suggesting that a woman needs a workshop to help her find her clitoris strikes me as insulting, but Eve Ensler's collection of humorous and, um . . . touching vignettes, The Vagina Monologues, has become a showbiz phenomenon. Now Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, in its first opening since Arlington Heights decided last month to throw it a lifeline and buy its venue, is presenting its own production of the wildly popular show. It starts this weekend and will run in repertory through the fall with Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman, the he-man monologue that broke the record for longest-running solo play on Broadway. The war-of-the-sexes pairing ushers in a whole season of chestnuts that includes The Odd Couple, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Forever Plaid. The Vagina Monologues opens July 16 at Metropolis, 111 W. Campbell in Arlington Heights, with performances at 8 on Fridays, 3 and 7 on Saturdays, and 3 on Sundays every other weekend through November 7. Caveman opens July 22 and continues through November 14, with the same curtain times. Tickets range from $27 to $37; call 847-577-2121.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/Johnny Knight.

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