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Avenue of Wonder

From 8 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Enchanting

About the show

The Russian Arts Theater & Studio displays the dark humor of Nikolai Gogol in this black comedy about metropolitan life. More…

One evening, while strolling along the main artery of St. Petersburg, a distraught artist and a brazen lieutenant encounter a mysterious prostitute and a young housewife. In their separate pursuits of the women through the labyrinths of side streets, both men come to realize all is not what it seems on the glittery avenue. As the rational plane of life slants beneath their feet, these self-deluded characters soon discover that between everything ordinary there is a crack and deep in the shadows, peering up, are the maddening fantasies of the human soul.

Member Reviews (8)


Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Enchanting
Avg Score

Absorbing, Clever

See it if you enjoy Russian-style theatre and acting, unique spaces and Russian literature.

Don't see it if You prefer big budgeted theater and do not like non-traditional dialogue.

Enchanting, Masterful

See it if You are familiar with European theater, like Gogol. Show has very bare stage, but so much is happening underneath everything.

Don't see it if You are not comfortable with stylized text and staging.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You like independent underground theater with European style staging.

Don't see it if Your tastes are Broadway musicals.

Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You are familiar with Gogol's world and his style of writing.

Don't see it if You are turned off by the idea of non-conventional dialogue.

Slow, Raunchy, Quirky, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if Slightly funny.

Don't see it if Not the best

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You love a simple funny play without drama.

Don't see it if You are homophobic.

Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Funny

See it if You want to see Gogol staged, what a clever director can accomplish in a small space, great cast and creative staging.

Don't see it if If you haven't read the short story. If you are looking for a conventional show..

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Edgy

See it if If you like comedy.

Don't see it if If you don't like R rated thing or puppets.

“Avenue of Wonder” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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