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Was I too mean? GARY Mmmmm!!! KATE I Tell him to stay in closet then, he? GARY You know, not many distinguished people have expressed interest in this fine place?
If I want a relationship, I'll find a guy with a good job who has a future and some money, and not some well-hung baby face kid who leeches from his parents and can't get his act together!
And I'll make a wish: I hope, more than anything, I hope that I find someone I love. Someone who loves me back. I'm only looking for my purpose, my big break, my big revelation. LUCY You know the only revelation people have in life, kiddo? They're not special. You're not special. You're no luckier or more gifted than anyone else. The wavelength is in the shape of two breasts, and there is text at the bottom: LUCY T. But the prognosis is good. KATE Why didn't you bother to say you weren't coming?
I told you in my note I feel better now. I miss my students. I work all day and I'm poorer than ever. From now on, I'll believe anything you say about yourself.
And I apologize for being such a messy roommate. And now that I have a place of my own behind that dumpster over there I can appreciate how hard it is to keep things nice. I'll see you around. Nobody teaches you that when you're a kid because if you knew, no one would ever dream or want to grow up. But you can't stop growing up. I'm late for work. I wish you were happy. And I wish I had my life together, but I don't, and I don't know when that's going to happen.
And I'm so sorry for hurting your feelings because I think you are so special. Sorry that wasn't more articulate. ROD Well, uh, it's tiny really. I, uh KATE It was perfectly articulate.
I really do have to go. Go on. ROD Many of my friends are married now, and now that you and Brian ROD Why don't I have someone by my side who makes me feel special and safe? Someone who loves me the way I love them. Rod, you special. Rod, you safe. ROD I miss Nicky. I know you do. Help the homeless! Oh, hey Princeton! Hey, can you spare a quarter? You know you want to. How about a dime, hmm? Spare a dime for your old pal? Maybe you should stop thinking about yourself.
Maybe you should try helping someone else out for a change. Like me. Oh, come on Princeton! Give me a quarter. I feel compassionate. Yeah, I feel like a new person. A good person. Helping other people out makes you feel fantastic. That's what I was trying to tell you. I'm gonna do something for someone else! I'm going to raise the money to build that stupid Monster School she's always talking about! Something he'll like so much he'll take me back I know!
I'll find him a boyfriend! What's the hat for? We're raising money to help build her dream school. We rich! We so happy! We just return all your wedding gifts for cash!
Give me your wallet. I don't know how to thank you guys. I mean, Kate will be so grateful. Those people bunch of cheapskates! There's still one more person we have to hit up. Go away! But it for a good cause. Me be right back!
Where did you get all that money? KATE I don't know what to say. KATE Thank you. Thank you, everybody! The entire monster community thanks all of you! We getting divorce! But, we leaving Avenue Q. We married now. It's right to move on.
So we move to nicer neighborhood: And you can hire teachers and cafeteria ladies and make a real, working school for monsters. We all raise the money. KATE You mean all that money, for me? KATE But you can't leave! We'll still keep in touch. Oh, and there's another reason. I'm starting a new career. I'm a consultant!
I not know what that is, but I so proud of him. And I have good news too. I finally get a regular client. I a paid therapist! Who is your client? Oh, I not allowed to say. But I seeing him seven times a week at one twenty-five an hour. He need a rot of help.
We work through his issues and he come out other side an integrated person. He much better. You mean Rod? I'm so sorry. You're my best friend. I've missed you so much. Will you move back in with me? Well, if it makes you happy, Rod. ROD It would. I want you to meet Ricky. ROD La la la! Champagne for everybody! Oh, I've got some news! Oh, Rod, you okay!
ROD And you're okay too. I have confronted my fears and won, so I have a few things I'd like to say. Number one: I apologize for being so hotheaded and difficult. It was all because, well, this is number two. Hold your applause everybody. Because I, Rod, am gay!
Okay, and three: Oh, Nicky. He looks just like Nicky except he is more buff and has on a wife-beater shirt. It sure is nice to meet you.
KATE You've still got all of us. I don't even know where to start. Do you know who get idea, and collect all the money, and buy building for you?
KATE Can we take it one day at a time? Oh look, a For Rent sign! Oh my god, you're Gary Coleman! KATE Was it you? It Princeton. KATE Princeton GARY I am the super. You're Gary Coleman, and you're the super?! GARY No, that's alright kid. That's why I'm here! Look at this kid here, all fresh-faced and new and not knowing anything. He has no idea what he's in for.
He thinks the hard part's over, but it's not. And maybe he needs a little help. And maybe my purpose is to take everything I'm learning, and put it in a show! Fuck you! GARY Maybe you'll never find your purpose. Lots of people don't. LUCY Hey everybody! I had to beat it from my yoga class to be here by the final number. Gosh, it's so faboo to see all you crazy kids!
KATE Lucy, is that you? LUCY A whole new me! That penny took out twenty percent of my brain BEAR 1 We found scientology! Your hair! George Bush! Flag for inappropriate content. Related titles. Jump to Page. Search inside document. KATE Thanks! KATE Oh, you think your life sucks? It's Gary Coleman! So what you think, Kate? He cute, right? KATE Hi! ROD Ah, Nicky! ROD Nicky, I'm trying to read this book. So, uh, you're level on the monster stuff?
KATE I should say so. Well, you know Trekkie Monster upstairs? KATE No, we don't want people like you. KATE What?! Princeton, I'm surprised at you! I find that racist! I was just asking! No, Jesus was white! KATE All right! Jesus was Jewish! GARY Racism! You come backee here! You take out lecycuraburs! GARY Now there was a fine upstanding black man. Me too! It's us! BEAR 2 That makes me sad, thinking about you not having any fun. BEAR 1 I'm gonna cry! BEAR 2 We're your friends!
Some days I wish I was dead. I shouldn't be spending my parents' money on beer. KATE You are ruining my song. Me no mean to. KATE Good! KATE Trekkie! Oh, sorry! GARY Ready!
ROD Ready! KATE Noooo. KATE That's gross! You are a pervert! KATE I'm leaving! I got your wedding invitation. ROD Shit! KATE Great.
Nice tape. KATE Princeton, that's so sweet! I've never gotten such a nice present from a guy. KATE Bye! KATE You! Ho ho ho! Here's to you, Kate Monster. KATE That's delicious! BEAR 1 Why don't you play a drinking game? That's the recipe for fun. KATE Oh, you're so adorable! Who are you? Have a drink! More fun! You hear what? Hell no, I won't tell them to quiet down!
KATE Are we being to loud? KATE Okay, now to the left. GARY Oh, no, not at all kids. You keep doing what you doing. KATE No, my left. Are you awake?
KATE Well better a monster than a crabby old bitch! ROD Yes, it was a nice dream. ROD Goodnight, Nicky. ROD Under the bed. ROD I need a moment to myself, okay? Rod is gay?! KATE Uh-huh. BEAR 1 Well you could always hang yourself. BOTH Purposeless now!
Who's doing that? BEAR 2 Aw, we're just fooling around. No thanks, I'm staying in. Thank you! See ya! ALL Don't do it! E Hope you don't get gonorrhea! KATE Oh, it's you. LUCY Are you the cleaning lady? It looks like they say, help me.
Why, uh, good evening there Gary! GARY Nicky! But I've asked everyone. And if you don't take me, where will I live? GARY What about on the street?
GARY Watching tourists reading maps! What's that, some kinda Nazi word? GARY C. GARY Yup! It's German for Happiness at the misfortune of others! Can you hear me? LUCY What's so special about this place? I heard your friend had an accident. How is she? ROD Oh, is that the wind I hear, rustling through the branches? Are you okay? Christmas Eve, can I consult with you briefly? We've always preferred her as a strong character.
She's not one to moon pathetically. Intentionally going for "cute" never wears well on Kate - or any of the other characters. Except, of course, for the Bad Idea Bears. The Bears always work better when they're cute cute cute and positive. Diabetes-inducingly sweet. Occasionally in a production we've seen them develop a malevolent streak, and the laughs stop coming. There's no funniness when an evil character gives a depressed person a noose.
But there's a major comic-discord-leading-to-laughter if someone sugary-sweet does the same thing. Keep them positive! We always imagined Brian as the grounding force in the show. He, above everyone else, is like someone you'd meet on the street.
This doesn't mean he's without conflict or ambition. But because he's an aspiring comedian doesn't mean he's Mr. Wacky Vaudeville, either. He's a great listener.
He's realistic. If he's a spaz, then the show loses its moorings. Calling a character "ordinary" is never helpful for any actor - but Brian does live in a relaxed, easy-come easy-go world. This makes him a wonderful foil for his wife.
Speaking of his wife: Christmas Eve is a characterfilled with traps, and we, the authors, beg of you: She is funny largely because she's strong and direct, and never because she's a ching-chong dragon lady mugging away. There are only a few places that her accent is pointed up for a laugh, but that's it, and we've made them clear. Otherwise we strongly suggest: She earned two Masters degrees, and that's no joke.
She's super smart. If you go for the easy stereotypes the audience won't find her funny after about eight minutes. And by the time you reach the Rod therapy scene in Act Two, a scene that is deeply felt, the audience will wonder why he'd ever come to trust her. She has TONS of laughs without relying on creaky stereotypes. Rod is a closeted Republican, but that can speak for itself. We never intended for him to be a pathetic person.
We've encountered Rods who are played as mewling weakling pansies, and in such portrayals all of the humor vanishes from him. He's funny because he's human, he's highly-functioning, he has a great job and does well in nearly every aspect of his life. He's deeply romantic, of course, and tortured too, but this does not make him a freak.
If anything, his closetedness has made him rather emotionally restrained, which will make his wildly emotional moments resonate that much more. They will be explosive and funny because they have a reality to ground them. Rod carries a huge amount of the heart of the show. The actor playing him can have a ball even with the responsibility of keeping him true.
We could examine all of the characters, but we'd keep hitting the same point: If that reality exists, then you can suddenly burst out into "The Internet is For Porn" or "My Girlfriend, Who Lives in Canada" or the penny drop - all of the outrageous, explosive moments - and they will sing because they have somewhere real to come from. If the production is antic wackiness from beginning to end, there's no sense of proportion and you'll lose the heart of it besides.
Give it humanity, give it heart, and we promise the audience will sail with you from the "Avenue Q Theme" to the final "For Now. Even after all these years, we love the audience's dawning and palpable realization that they're swept up in the emotional lives of a bunch of creatures made of fur and foam.
It's a testament to audiences and it makes us gooily emotional at the wonder of theater. We hope that in your production your audiences will discover that moment, because it's always astonishing. And having said all that: Princeton appears, in a graduation cap.
On one building hangs a sign: Kate Monster enters. I mean, look at me! I'm ten years out of college, and I always thought - He stops. Rod and Nicky enter, arguing. Do you have a second? ROD Certainly. Brian's or mine? Nicky and Rod exchange a look. A dance break. They repeat "Da da"s one more time. Christmas Eve pops her head out ofa window. What you doing? She closes the window. Brian shrugs and keeps dancing. Christmas Eve steps through the front door.
I hearing you correctly? ROD Aaahhh!! I heard you! ROD Mmm Well I am not a closeted homowhatever. Not even you, Nicky. ROD Sure I do. For example She couldn't be sweeter, I wish you could meet her, my girlfriend who lives in Canada!
She cooks like my mother and sucks like a hoover. It's a pity she lives so far away, in Canada! Too baaaaaad 'cause I wanted to introduce her to you. It's so saaaaaaaaad -There wasn't a thing that she could do but stay in bed, with her legs up over her head!
I love her, I miss her, I can't wait to kiss her, so soon I'll be off to Alberta! I mean Vancouver! Her name is Alberta, she lives in Vancou--She's my girlfriend!
My wonderful girlfriend! Yes, I have a girlfriend, who lives in Canada!! Spoken And I can't wait to eat her pussy again! What a busy day ahead for Gary Coleman. CE Maybe we go to buffet. What do you have to say Rod? You are He he!! ROD You can live in the park for all I care! CE I might throw bouquet to you on purpose. KATE So I remember. KATE Are you alright? Kate, I have something I need to say. KATE But you said I have plenty on friends.
And there's a fine, fine line between "you're wonderful" and "goodbye". I guess if someone doesn't love you back it isn't such a crime -But there's a fine, fine line between love, and a waste of your time -And I don't have the time to waste on you anymore. I don't think that you even know what you're looking for. For my own sanity I've got to close the door And walk away And there's a fine, fine line between what you wanted, and what you got. You gotta go after the things you want while you're still in your prime.
You look so blue! BIB Try a little smile! BIB I want to see a little smile! BIB Oh, come on, Princeton! BIB Less! BIB Purposeless! You have to come around! BIB Can you just go away? BIB Looks for a rope backstage Yeah! We found this rope. Just in case. Brian comes in. What's up with that? There is cool shit to do, but it can't come to you. And who knows, dude, you might even score! There is life outside your apartment, but you've got to open the door! Can't help you! I maxed out my cards.
I'm two months behind in rent. I totally messed up my personal life. Oh, and Brian -I still haven't found my purpose!
Get off your ass and stop worrying! Everyone's getting together to mess around the city today. He's resisting! Well, I guess I'll give it a shot! ALL Don't do it! LUCY Do you wanna feel special? GUYS Special! See ya! ALL There's life outside your apartment KATE Good evening. KATE Mm She'll feel you!
LUCY Where's your pad? LUCY I can make you feel special It's time to go home! Not too far! ALL There is life outside your apartment! Oh, you never know what's around the bend. You could win the lotto or make a friend We could call you a car! LUCY Sure, baby! I gotta go. KATE Have fun! Princeton leaves. KATE I do feeling for him. CE Sometimes person need time for learning.
People always learning, all through their lives. Look at mama bird. If baby bird fly, good for baby! If baby bird fall and cracks head on ground and gets eaten by a cat then he need to do better next time. The more you love someone the more he make you cry. The more you love someone the more you wishing him dead! And wanting baseball bat for hitting him on his head! CE Oh, that evil girl? Sometimes love right where you hating most, Kate Monster. And hate You inviting love he also bringing sorrows.
Loving and killing fit like hand in glove! Can you meet me there? If not, please call and let me know. Yours, Kate Monster. LUCY Are you the cleaning lady? KATE I will not rise to your bait. Where is Princeton? LUCY He is KATE I want to leave him this note. She tears the letter. I wanted to say, thank you for letting me staying with you and your lovely bride.
CE comes in CE Brian, you tell him to go! Oh, that kid can be busy all night Hey girl! Do you mind checking up to see if there are any scratch marks on my back?
I see them. CE I no do your housework! I no cook for you and clean for you and pick up all your messing! What if he think us are his cleaning lady! This morning I take a shower and I pick up soap and I say: I about to kill him! Go away! GARY I see.. GARY Oh, yeah? Try being that on age fifteen.
Look, kid, I know about living in the dumps. But look at the bright side. But everybody does it! You mean I should be homeless? Good evening there, Gary! What's that, some kinda Nazi word? It's German for "happiness at the misfortune of others!
Football players getting tackled! Exes getting STDs! Straight-A students getting Bs? We provide a vital service to society! Making the world a better place Where did you go this morning? LUCY Oh, man! Why do I always get the clingy guys? LUCY Listen, kid, sorry to be honest, but look at me! I can have my pick of the litter! And not some well bone babyface kid who need to run his parents and cant get his act together.
I hope, more than anything, I hope I find someone who I love, someone who loves me back.
She throws the penny. My big break, my big revelation. LUCY You know the only revelation people had in life, kiddo? I heard your friend had an accident. How is she? And the doctors spent the night sewing it back on.
But the prognosis is good. What happened to her? Some idiot threw a penny from the Empire State building. KATE I told you, in my note Nobody teaches you that when you are a kid, because if you knew, no one would ever dream or want to grow up. Christmas Eve comes in Ok Rod, buddy, I see you around. CE Rod. Are you Ok? I feel better now! KATE Honestly? Kate, listen! I wish you were happy. KATE It was perfectly articulate. I should go. Can I get soft with you briefly? CE Sure. What the problem today?
ROD Well CE Go on I miss my students. And I apologize for being such a messy roommate. And now that I have a place on my own, right that dumpster over there, Is that the wind I hear wrestling through the branches? Help the homeless! Oh, hi, Rod! Well, I look at my friends who are married now, and I look at you and Brian Someone who CE Rod ROD I miss Nicky.
How do I go back to college? I don't know who I am anymore! Life was so simple back then. Nicky appears on a dark corner, shivering I wanna go back to my room and find a message in dry-erase pen on the door!
I wish I could just drop a class ALL "These kids are so much younger than me. Hey Princeton! Can you spare a quarter? Nicky and Kate sigh. In college you know who you are. You sit in the quad and think, "Oh my God! I am totally gonna go far! We could be Ohhh God Nicky! You know you want to, how about a dime? Can you spare a dime for your old pal? Come on, please! Maybe you should stop thinking about yourself.
Like you should try The Money Song Give me a quarter! Here in my hat! Come on, Princeton, it's as easy as that! Helping others brings you closer to God, so give me a quarter Okay, give me a dollar.
That's being alive! All I'm asking you is to do what Jesus Christ would do: I'm gonna do something for someone else! I feel like a new person -- a good person! Helping other people out makes you feel fantastic! You do? I feel -- compassionate!
I'm going to raise the money to build that stupid Monster School she's always talking about! I can't! I need it! I'm homeless! Princeton slaps Nicky Okay, here ya go. It's time to stop begging! It's time to start giving! What can I give to Rod? Something he'll like so much he'll take me back. Ooh, I know! I'll find him a boyfriend! When you can't help others, you can't help helping yourself! We just exchange all your wedding gifts for cash! You're a gentleman and a scholar! I'll give you a dollar.
Ooh, we're collecting money! We're raising money to build her dream school! So -- thanks, everybody! I don't know how to thank you guys. I mean, Kate will be so grateful Fifteen dollars!
They turn to the audience and pass the hat ALL sung Hey! Give us your money! All that you've got! Just fork it on over CE spoken How much do we get? CE Those people bunch of cheap snakes! When you help others, you can't help helping yourself!
Every time you do good deeds you're also serving your own needs. When you help others, you're really helping yourself! When you give to a worthy cause, you'll feel as jolly as Santa Claus. Princeton counts the money. Never say never, Princeton, there's still one more person we have to hit up! Go away. Me busy. Me never hear of that! School for lonely little Monsters!
When me little, going to school, other children think me not cool, poking and pulling at me fur Now we have therapist, and work on this with her. But me no need me therapy if Monster School a reality! Me give you ten million dollars! CE And you can hire teachers, and cafeteria delis and make a real looking school for monsters!
We all raise the money! KATE You mean CE I Only kidding! KATE What? CE We married now Where did you get all that money?!