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WCCT begins season with ‘Don’t Hug Me I’m Pregnant’ Nov. 9

October 10, 2012
The Daily Freeman Journal

Webster City Community Theatre will kick off the 2012-2013 season with "Don't Hug Me I'm Pregnant." This is the fourth show in the "Don't Hug Me" series written by Phil Olson with music by Paul Olson. Director Loween Getter and music director, Don Anderson, have started rehearsals for the show that will be performed November 9 through 11 and 16 through 18. Tickets are $10 and go on sale Nov. 3. Audience members will be the first to enjoy the new auditorium seats.

Cast members are Ken Theobald as Gunner, Mary Sealine as Clara, Wil Groves as Kanute, Marcia Fritz as Bernice, Dan Corrow as Aarvid

The story takes place in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota, in a little bar called "The Bunyan," owned by Clara and Gunner Johnson. Clara is 8 1/2 months pregnant with their first child, and today she's looking forward to her baby shower and getting lots of presents. Bernice Lundstrom arrives for the shower, following her successful singing engagement at the Corn Palace. She is asked to finally decide who she will marry. Will it be Kanute Gunderson, the successful owner of six hunting, fishing and canoeing stores or Aarvid Gisselsen, a down-on-his-luck karaoke salesman?

Suddenly, a freak snow storm, a "tsnownami," hits Bunyan Bay and they find themselves snowed in. All roads are closed. No one can get in or leave. Gunner's worst nightmare comes true when Clara goes into labor and he realizes he's going to have to deliver the baby in the bar.



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