Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Puppets: East Vs. West

(PICTURE: The actors and Puppets of Avenue Q.)

(PICTURE: Vietnamese water puppets.)

Last night I saw the Broadway musical Avenue Q. It was fabulous -- and ridiculously funny. The show, if you're not familiar with it, is performed by actors and puppets. Watching the puppets on stage brought me back to Vietnam and the traditional water puppet shows there. As much as I love Vietnam though, Avenue Q was a billion times better than any water puppet show. For one, I didn't fall asleep in this show. Secondly, the traditional water puppets don't sing song like, "Everyone's a little bit racist" and "Internet is for porn." That said, Avenue Q is a little bit ridiculous because everyone knows the internet isn't for porn. It's for Ahoy Hanoi.