Think Sesame Street for adults. Gone are the lessons on ABC's and 123's. On Avenue Q, the audience learns about life after college, the "real" reason everyone uses the internet, and how to find a purpose.
Puppets include the lovable yet unemployed Nicky and his stuffy roommate Rod, who everyone believes is gay. There is also Princeton, the new kid in town who's fresh out of college and trying to find his way. The actors manipulate the puppets on stage, mimicking all movement and facial expressions.
Monsters include the sweet kindergarten teacher Kate who falls in love with Princeton and the hilarious recluse Trekkie.
There are several humans who live on Avenue Q as well. Brian and Christmas Eve are an interracial couple struggling to succeed in their chosen careers and plan a wedding. And the superintendent of Avenue Q is none other than Gary Coleman, or at least an actor playing the part of the former child star.
The over the top cast tackles everything from lost love to closeted homosexuality to job loss. It's a coming of age story with all the political incorrectness that comes with poking fun at almost everything.
Despite the cute appearance of all the puppets, there's a reason there are no children on this street. It's definitely an adult-friendly show, so if you're of age, the cast is more than eager to tell you how to get, how to get to Avenue Q.
- October 14-16, 21-23, 28-30
- City Stage at Level 5
For tickets, call (910) 264-2602 or click here.