Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"Don't Hug Me" opens this Friday! Also, play reading Thursday!

Oh, my gosh, it's going to be a heckuva play! Hope you can come! "Don't Hug Me!" opens on Friday! Get your tickets in advance by calling the Lanesboro Arts Center 507-467-2446. The play is June 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 7:00, and also June 24 and July 1 at 2:00. St. Mane Theatre, Lanesboro.

"Don't Hug Me" synopsis:  Oh, for cryin’ in yer snow shoes! It’s the coldest day of the year in Bunyan Bay when a slick karaoke salesman arrives at the bar and turns the locals’ lives upside down. With its over the top songs and crazy characters, this “Minnesota love story with singin’ and stuff” will have you laughing until the spring thaw!
Don't Hug Me takes place in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota. Cantankerous bar owner, Gunner Johnson, wants to sell the business and move to Florida. Clara, his wife and former Winter Carnival Bunyan Queen, wants to stay. 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, and when a fast-talking salesman, Aarvid Gisselsen, promises to bring romance into their lives through the 'magic' of karaoke, all heck breaks loose!

Not only that, but we will have our Third Thursday play reading on Thursday, June 21 at 6pm at the library. In honor of LCT's musical opening the next day, we'll read a musical - The Music Man!