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A Few Streets to the Left of 'Avenue Q'

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A Few Streets to the Left of 'Avenue Q'
"Are there any children in the audience?" a Kermit-the-frog clone asked in a recent show. When spectators answered "No," the green-coated puppet announced, "Thank God," before belting out the lyrics of "Whiskey Bar" by The Doors.

Puppet Folk Revival -- a new, modish Muppets show from Israel -- has been making a scene at the City Winery every Friday night during July. Their provocative, ad-libbed performance fuses light-hearted but rebellious comedy, traditional and folk-rock live music with puppetry. The month-long production is similar to the Broadway play, Avenue Q, but this crew's trademark is sex, drugs and rock-and-roll.

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