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Sheep Dip 48, Starring Dawn Wells, Jan. 20 and 21 at The Nugget

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Dawn Wells, who was born in Reno, Nev. will star in Sheep Dip 48 as Sarah Palin in a skit entitled, “History’s Mysteries Made Simple.” While attending Reno High School, Wells was the class treasurer, President of the debate team and an honor roll student. She was Miss Nevada and went on to the Miss America Pageant. Although her filmography includes more than 50 roles, she is best remembered as Mary Ann Summers in “Gilligan’s Island.”

Wells has been busy just this last year alone, acting in a number of plays, appearing in the new movie “Hotel Arthritis” and opening The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum in Reno. She is also writing a book, has two reality shows in development and will be staring in a Broadway play next month.

The show will be on January 20th and 21st at the John Ascuaga Nugget’s Showroom at 8pm. Tagged as “The Roast of the Town,” Sheep Dip 48 will feature songs, dances, and skits that poke fun at all that has gone wrong in Reno and the surrounding areas, including all of Nevada. Governor Sandoval will be opening this year’s show with a hilarious video, with skits to follow about the state of higher education (“The Life of Brian”) and the star bonds owed to the city (“Star Bond Wars”) and several songs, dances, videos and our notorious Shaft award.

Tickets can be purchased online (http://www.janugget.com/entertainment/sheep-dip.asp) or over the phone at 775.356.3300.

Proceeds from this year’s show will go to Evelyn Mount’s Community Outreach Program, CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada, and Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (formerly Angel Kiss).

About Sheep Dip

Sheep Dip is the only 501c3 organization in Nevada dedicated to helping other local nonprofits in the area. Their goal is to promote awareness of organizations in need and to have a good time while doing it. Sheep Dip, which started in 1963, is a 90-minute fundraiser show, dedicated to exposing the follies and foibles of the Truckee Meadows in an evening of skits, songs and dances performed by area locals along with members of the media and even a few of our famous (and infamous) politicians. Efforts go to raise funds that support charitable activities in the area, with over $400,000 contributed thus far.

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