The character Venable plays is Everyman, and Venable is every man who celebrates, along with the French, ‘vive la différence!’ He shows tenderness towards the female as she talks through her life while her male partner silently observes. And in doing so, Venable makes the key visible. Laughter is that key and the audience laughs at him, with him and at themselves as well. That’s because the battle between the sexes is about a naturally funny situation that can easily turn tragic when couples do not recognize one another with grace. See more…..