Don't Hug Me, We're Family
by Phil Olson, Paul Olson
Full Length Musical, Comedy / 4m, 3f
Set in a little northern 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.
Two, fish out of water, Brooklyn Italians come to a small northern Minnesota town and change the lives of the locals.
Set 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.
It's "Fargo" meets "My Cousin Vinny" (without the blood or the trial lawyers).
With 13 original songs and 12 north woods radio jingles.
Don’t Hug Me, We’re Family is the sixth in the “Don’t Hug Me” franchise of musical comedies. The previous five "Don't Hug Me's" have had over 200 productions around the U.S. and Canada and are published by Samuel French.
“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
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!…“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.com
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- Time Period: Present Day
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)