When you go to the theater tonight, don't bring your mama, don't bring the kiddies, and definitely don't bring any strait-laced goody-goody who can't watch puppets croon about porn, getting drunk, and rubbing furry parts. No, Avenue Q
ain't Sesame Street
, but it's still quality entertainment, especially for those of us who fondly remember what it was like to be in their early 20s. Follow along with the story of Princeton, a recent college graduate and new arrival to the neighborhood, as he interacts with a wacky group of renters: a closeted gay Republican, former child star, and Japanese therapist, among them. While aimlessly wondering about his life's purpose, poor Princeton manages to lose his love and hook up with a slut. Ever wonder if genital herpes on a puppet resembles piling? You may find yourself asking that very question after seeing Avenue Q
There are some Homo sapien actors onstage, too, but the googly-eyed cast members that truly steal the show.
Dec. 30-Jan. 11, 2008