IN ANCIENT Rome, Julius Caesar was well known as a ‘ladies man’. Such was the great general’s inability to stay away from other men’s wives that he earned the nickname ‘the bald adulterer’.
It goes to show that infidelity among politicians, celebrities, and men (and Caesar was all three ) is nothing new. Yet adultery seems to be something men are more likely to do than women. Why is this?
Some suggest it derives from the biological urge to pro-create and is linked with the pattern displayed often in the animal kingdom where the male can sire offspring through numerous females. Other’s say it’s because ‘all men are bastards’.
As neither suggestion is satisfactory, Galway playwright, actor, and director Peadar De Burca interviewed more than 100 unfaithful males and cheated on wives to discover what leads to infidelity.
The result is Why Men Cheat, in which various actors relate stories inspired by De Burca’s interviews. See it in the Town Hall Studio from Wednesday October 29 to Saturday November 1 at 8.30pm.
For tickets contact the Town Hall on 091 - 569777.