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Day 298 Men are From Mars Women are From Venus Live!- Girls Night or Date Night -A Night full of Laughs
In the 90’s I
laughed my way through John Gray’s New
York Times # 1 Best selling book, Men are from Mars-
Women Are from Venus. This book brilliantly characterized the
male vs female perspective on dating, marriage, and intimacy. It was a
hysterical read because it all seemed “so true”. This one man part theatrical and part stand-up Off- Broadway show is based on the book. It is the perfect lighthearted date night or girls night out. It’s even a night full of laughs for the guy who is dragged to the show!
Searching to understand
book focused on the differences in the “male and female brain” with the idea
that understanding these differences would bring men and women closer. In the show, Gray visits
by video as he narratescartoon animations that act out how the brain’s pleasure dopamine receptors differently
store points during intended good acts in a relationship. This brought a wave
of audience laughter as it all made personal sense.
Amadeo Fusca's show is non-stop high impact energy
Amadeo Fusca uses non- stop high impact energy
as he takes us on a hilarious relationship journey with his wife from their first date to 5 years
later with children. We laugh along because no matter where we are in our own relationships- dating or married- there is
something that resonates as “so true”. You can’t help but laugh as you poke
your date or nod in agreement with your girlfriends.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Fusca has the ability to make his story seem so real. He interacts
with the audience and it’s good comedy when he brings the show home by using Pittsburgh references to the Penguins,
Steelers and even pierogies. If “yinz” know what I mean.
Amadeo Fusca injects humor for the "guy dragged in"
This is a perfect date night or girls night out but it’s
more. Fusca admits,“no guy would willingly come to this show so I make a
point to inject something for that guy dragged in”. He advises men that if they want to be happy all the time
live with a dog. I watched my date laugh along all night with the crowd. This
show is hysterical and proves that humor can be found in a show about relationships
even for Men from Mars.
(Men are From Mars Women are From Venus Live! runs until October 14, 2018 at the Greer Cabaret Theater. For tickets go to Pittsburghclo.org)
Spiritual Reflection Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)