So I went with my friend Arianna to watch Avenue Q. When I looked it up online, I saw Muppets in the picture and that rung some bells in my head. I told my friend “the play we are going to see has Muppets,” and she responded “Wait! Like Avenue Q!? I’ve wanted to see that for a long time but my mom told me I was too young years ago.” So that started our excited journey to go see Avenue Q.
For this particular piece I shall bend the rules and say that the members of the Harlem Repertory Theatre were outstanding. I say this, to say, I was thoroughly moved by the performance and by the company and what it represents. As a poet, one of my personal heroes has always been Langston Hughes and it was his dream for theatre to be accessible to the people of Harlem, this company makes that so.
Q: Do you go to the theater often? A: Yes. Q: Why? A: One, my daughter, both my daughters are in the theater and you have to support them no matter who it is, what the subject matter, whether it is professional, or amateur, or community, which is my favorite, what I go to most often.