“Avenue Q” will be staged at 8 p.m. July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29; 4 p.m. July 23; 2 and 7 p.m. July 26, at Lakewood Theater in Madison..

With three humans and 11 puppets who interact, “Avenue Q” is a coming-of-age parable, addressing and satirizing the issues and anxieties assoicated with entering adulthook. Princeton, a recent college graduate, is anxious to discover his purpose in life; but first, he must find an apartment and a job, with no work experience and an English degree.

Beginning his search on Avenue A he finally finds an aggordable apartment on Avenue Q. His rent may be cheap but the neighborhood is rich in characters. Kate Monster, a kindergarten teaching assistant; Rod, an anal-retentive Republican banker; Nicky, Rod’s slacker roommate; Brian, an aspiring comedian; Christmas Eve, Brian’s Japanese fiancee and a therapist with no clients; Trekkie Monster, a sury recluse who surfs the Internet, and Gary Coleman, the building superintendent.

This show contains Adult situations and is not intended for children.

Tickets cost $20 in advance or $22 at the door for adults, $22/$24 for musicals, $32/$35 for cabaret seating, $17/$19 for children.

For more information, call 474-7176 or visit lakewoodtheater.org.