Produced by Cheryl Cuprys
Directed by Richard Garand

Show Dates

April 23, 24, 30 and May 1, 2010 at 8:00 PM
May 2, 2010 at 3:00 PM


Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Avenue, Oregon, OH 43616

Don’t Hug Me takes place in a colorful, rustic north woods bar in tiny Bunyan Bay, Minnesota. It’s the coldest, most bone-chilling day of the year and cantankerous bar owner Gunner Johnson is ready to sell the business and move to sunny Florida. Clara, his wife and former Winter Carnival Bunyan Queen, is perfectly content staying right where she is. Bernice Lundstrom, the pretty waitress, wants to pursue a singing career. Her fiance, Kanute Gunderson, wants her to stay home. It’s a battle of wills that tests their relationships and when a fast-talking salesman, Aarvid Gisselsen, promises to bring romance into their lives through the “magic” of karaoke, all heck breaks loose!

Book and Music by Phil Olsen

Produced by special arrangement with
Samuel French, Inc.
45 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10010