VP 2009 Don’t Hug Me

Don’t Hug Me

Written By: Phil Olson
Directed by: Brenda Sweeney
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Run of Show

“Don’t Hug Me” ran January 9 – 24, 2009, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm

Don't Hug Me PlaySynopsis

Bunyan Bay, Minnesota. It’s the coldest day of the year and cantankerous bar owner, Gunner Johnson, wants to sell out and move to Florida. Cara, his wife and former Winter Carnival Bunyan Queen, wants to stay. Their pretty waitress wants to pursue a singing career. Her fiancé wants her to stay home. It’s a battle of wills. When a fast-talking karaoke salesman promises to bring romance into their lives through the “magic” of karaoke, all heck breaks loose!

Program

The Program for this show can be viewed by clicking Don’t Hug Me (pdf) (Requires Adobe Reader)

The People …

Leading Roles
in order of appearance

Clara Johnson Carol Ann Erford
Gunner Johnson Don Weber
Bernice Lundstrom Sara Speelman
Aarvid Gisselsen Connor Gavin
Kanute Gunderson Keith Daniel

Program Staff

Director Brenda Sweeney
Producers Kathie Weber & Don Weber
Choreographer Carol Mahn
Set Design Wes Skinner
Stage Manager Andrew Black
Lighting Design Andrew Todd
Lighting Crew Sue Dessner & Judson Lohman
Costume Coordinator Pam Kelso
Costume Crew Liz Speelman, Kathie Weber, & Cast
Property Mistress Nancy Janney
Property Crew Ernie Brown, Jean Brown, Joyce Calmes, Debbie Marinik, Joanne Toth, & Ellison Weber
Sound Design Don Weber
Sound Crew Judy Meeks & Paige Price
Set Construction Andrew Black, Tom Davis, Steve Mierzejewski, & Don Weber
Scenic Art Denise Coyle, Jackie Mierzejewski, & Wes Skinner
Set Dressing Tom & Jean Davis, Kathie & Don Weber
Set Crew Bill & Sharon Delaney, Chris Gavin, Lew Horn, Norb & Jean Mills, Bob “Moose” Skowronek, Mr. & Mrs. Sears, & Brenda Sweeney
“LSS-562” designed & built by Patrick Sweeney
Painters and Dutchers Andrew Black, Connor Gavin, J. Judson Lohman, Jean Mills, Paige Price, Sara Speelman, Brenda Sweeney, Don Weber, & Kathie Weber
Bookholder Kate Argow
Publicity Kara Ayers
Moose Logo Design Perry Woodworth
Program Jake Gordy, Laura Hansen, & Frank Venda
Program Art & Cover Design H.O.T. Graphics
House Manager Ann Veasey
Box Office Ann Veasey
Box Office Staff Kimberley Bruggemann, Sandy Fry, Darlene Hatfield, Barbara Heindel, Sue Holliger, Debbie Krieger, Diane Nowakowski, Jinny Patterson, & Judy Wiederhold
Program Printing The Copy Center
Marquee Signs Derek Hansen
Theatre Photographer Frank Venda
Special Thanks Delaney’s Lounge, Treu House of Munch, WNWO-TV NBC 24

The Show!

Act I

Scene 1: The Bunyan, a little bar near Ely, Minnesota, on the coldest day of the year. Colder than anyone can remember in their lives.

“The Ice House Blues”…………………………………………….Clara & Bernice
“I’m a Walleye Woman in a Crappie Town”…………………..Clara & Bernice
“My Smorgasbord of Love”…………………………………………………..Aarvid
“I’m the One the Only One for You”………………………………………Kanute
Scene 2: Three days later. Still really cold.
“Bunyan Bay in the Summertime”……………………………………………Clara
“Upside Down in My Pickup Truck”………………………………………. Gunner
“I Wanna Go to the Mall of America”…………………………………… Bernice
“Take a Chance” a.k.a. “Liz’s Song”…………………………Aarvid & Bernice

Act II

Scene 1: A week later. Hugely cold.

“That Dirty Piece of…”…………………………………………..Gunner & Kanute
“The Bunyan Yodel”………………………………………………… Aarvid & Clara
“He Wore a Purple Tux”……………………………………………………. Bernice
“You’re My Woman”…………………………………………………………..Kanute
“Victim of My Y-Chromosome”……………………………………………. Gunner

Scene 2: The next day. Colder than all get out.

“Little Ernie Eelpout”……………………………………………Bernice & Kanute
“Last Night I Dreamed”…………………………………………………….. Gunner
“The Bunyan Yodel”………………………………………………………. Ensemble