OGUNQUIT — The summer theater season opens with the Tony-winning hit “Avenue Q” at Ogunquit Playhouse.

The parody that asks the question, “What do you do with a B.A. in English?” is on stage May 25 to June 18. “Avenue Q” won three Tony Awards in 2004 for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book of a Musical.

This funny show conveys life’s tough lessons through the trials and tribulations of Princeton, a college graduate anxious to discover his purpose in life. But first, he must find an apartment and a job, with no work experience.

Because of adult situations, like full-puppet nudity, “Avenue Q” may be inappropriate for children under 17.

The Ogunquit Playhouse production features Broadway’s Howie Michael Smith, who will head the cast as Princeton (and Rod), reprising his Broadway role; Ashley Eileen Buckman, who is coming to Ogunquit fresh from the “Avenue Q” national tour, plays Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut, and Rebecca Larkin will play Christmas Eve, reprising her role from the national tour as well.

The director and choreographer is Keith Andrews, who directed “The Full Monty” at Ogunquit.