A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol


Dec 6, 2012 to Jan 6, 2013


It's Christmas Eve in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota, when cantankerous bar owner Gunner Johnson gets into an argument with his wife, Clara, tells her he's skipping Christmas, storms out of the bar, goes snowmobiling across the lake, falls through the ice, and goes into a coma. He comes back in his dream where he's visited by folk legend Sven Yorgensen, who plays the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. Sven takes Gunner (Scrooge) on a journey similar to that in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, only very different.

This production features 17 original songs, including "Gunner Fell Into an Ice Hole," "The Wheel is Turnin' but the Hamster is Dead," "I Love You More Than Football," "Gramma Cut the Christmas Cheese," and more.

Phil Olson, playwright and Minnesota native, has written 12 published plays, one of which is up for consideration for a Grammy Award nomination.




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615 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN

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