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Don't Hug Me, We're Family

Full-Length Musical, Comedy  /  3w, 4m

Phil Olson, Paul Olson

In a little north woods Minnesota town, the host of a radio show about ice fishing loses his only advertiser while his wife, the popular host of a book show, has all the advertisers, putting the competitive couple at odds.

Don't Hug Me, We're Family

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3w, 4m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Romantic Comedy
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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Summary
In a little north woods Minnesota town, the host of a radio show devoted entirely to ice fishing loses his only advertiser while his wife, a popular host of a book show, has all the advertisers, putting the competitive couple at odds. Their marital problems are compounded when two fish-out-of-water Brooklyn Italians come to the rural Minnesota town, buy the radio station, and turn everything upside down.
  • Time Period Present Day
  • Setting

    “The Bunyan,” a small bar in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota. 

  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)

Media

“A ton of fun!… It’s a musical laugh-fest.” – The Tolucan Times

“A true theatrical gem!” – LA Post-Examiner

“A laugh-out-loud thinking man’s comedy!” – At The Theatre

“You can’t help but laugh!” – HainesHisWay.com

“Often twisted but always hilarious!” – Norwegian American Weekly

“Loved it!... Always funny, always great, always wonderful, and always thoroughly enjoyable!” – NoHoArtsDistrict.com

“A real kick!” – Carol’s Culture Corner

Don’t Hug Me, We’re Family is the funniest play about the folks from the frozen north this side of Anoka County!” - AccessiblyLiveOff-Line

“A good laugh, a good time and in no way serious... The point of this show is to bring joy and happiness to the audience, and on opening night, it did exactly that!... If you are looking for a way to de-stress after a long Friday at work or are looking for a fun weekend nighttime activity, by all means attend a performance of this show!” - BroadwayWorld

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Authors

Phil Olson

Phil Olson grew up in Edina, Minnesota, home of the first indoor mall. His father’s grandparents came over from Norway and homesteaded a farm north of Fargo, North Dakota. His mother’s grandparents also came over from Norway and ended up in Virginia, Minnesota; the iron range ...

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Paul Olson

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