'Avenue Q' at Randolph College Puts a Lighter Spin on Serious Topics

Lynchburg, VA - The theater at Randolph College in Lynchburg is running a new, more risqué play.

The musical, "Avenue Q" is often referred to as the "Sesame Street for adults." It uses puppets to tell a coming-of-age story that introduces many issues that people encounter in adulthood. It covers topics like racism, homophobia and religion.

Mace Archer, the chair of the theater department, says Avenue Q appeals to all audiences because it brings up real issues in a lighter way and allows people to laugh at them.

"Sometimes you get shows that are sometimes really heavy and you're just going, 'I just don't want to deal with that issue,' but I think 'Avenue Q' spins it in such a way that lets us think about it, but you don't feel like it's being shoved down our throat or we're being attacked with something," he said.

If you're interested, there are tickets still available for the show Monday at 7:30 p.m. Get more information, or buy tickets on the Wildcat Theatre website.