Truckee Follies will put the ‘boob’ in all things ‘tube’
April 17, 2006
It’s about time to throw judgment to the wind, as the 16th quasi-annual Truckee Follies are back. And this year’s show is sure to be exactly like all the others ” only totally different.
“We are looking forward to a really great show, and I don’t think that the police will shut us down,” said Follies Director Vince Deveney. “The show is kind of like therapy. It’s a great way to vent your feelings about certain issues in town, and it’s a great way to wake the community up and laugh at ourselves.”
Nearly 150 volunteers have been working hard to produce this year’s “TruckeeVision”-themed event. And by curtain time thousands of man-hours will have been poured into the show.
Audience members can look forward to watching their favorite television shows with a Truckee twist, a possible cameo appearance by “The Donald,” and this year’s ultimate addition, The Mitch Clarin Dancers, auditioned by Clarin himself in his own living room.
“It’s a lot of fun to be a part of,” said Clarin, who is this year’s Follies producer. “There are always a few people who drink too much, so you might not want to wear nice shoes in case somebody has an accident.”
You might also want to be aware that Follies script writers are politically incorrect equal-opportunity offenders, and that nearly every topic and townie is fair game.
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“(The show) pokes fun at all things Truckee. There are no sacred cows, so you can expect quite a bit of topical material,” Deveney said. “We tried to make the show as witty as humanly possible, and Lord knows we have poured enough alcohol into the writers to come up with some pretty funny stuff.”
Tickets for the event, which is sponsored by the Truckee Downtown Merchant’s Association, are on sale at Cabona’s. Revenue from ticket sales will go toward the beautification of downtown and will also provide $1,000 scholarships to four Truckee high school students.