"Avenue Q," which opens the 35th season of Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT), is a cute albeit raunchy take on "Sesame Street," with puppet and human characters singing about pornography and racism.
However, the musical ultimately has a sweeter and more meaningful message than one would expect at first glance, focusing on identity and finding oneself.
The story follows a group of 20-somethings, people and monsters alike, as they struggle to find their purpose in big-city life and the world at large.
It's not easy selecting plays for the Young Playwrights' Festival.
For this year's festival, 100 scripts written by children were submitted to be performed. Six were chosen.
"It was hard," says Mary Wright, Young Playwrights Lab' Coordinator. "Not only do we have to pick what showcases the schools and students, but what plays will work together for a festival."