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Truckee Follies set to and#8216;Occupy Truckee'

TRUCKEE, Calif. — For three consecutive nights — May 3, 4 and 5 — Truckeeites will come together to protest the unequal distribution of comedy in this town and across the nation.

Since February, a small group of comedic activists have secretly been meeting in undisclosed locations around Truckee, planning a three-day campaign to bring laughter to the 99 + 1% – aka, the 19th semi-annual Truckee Follies.

And while homeowners from Martis Camp will be allowed into the show (as long as one of their lawn maintenance workers vouches for them), they, along with everyone else, better be prepared to laugh at themselves and at everything that makes Truckee the special place it is.

This year's show features skits written and performed by a new and eager batch of comedic activists who are collectively fed up with the fact that only the 1% of locals without lives or hobbies or seemingly anything better to do are able to witness the comedy that is a Town Council meeting.

Bolstering this crop of newly-hilarious citizens is a talented group of returning writers, actors and comedic organizers who are laying the groundwork for what might just be the best follies ever. (Or, at the very least, one of the Top 20 all time.)

“We are laughing our butts off shaping this year's show,” said third-time producer Mitch Clarin. “The whole show is Truckeeized; however, you do not have to live in Truckee to understand the humor.”

So check your political correctness at the door, fortify yourself with barbecue and plenty of drinks from the bar and prepare to join the movement. The Follies are back!

Tickets are on sale now at Cabona's in downtown Truckee for $35-$55, and all shows are expected to sell out quickly. This year's Follies will run for only three nights at the Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St. Downtown Truckee with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the show starting at 7 p.m. nightly.

Drinks and a barbecue dinner by When Pigs Fly and Chef Ron Allen will be available for purchase and all proceeds from the performances will go to providing two $1,000 scholarships for high school students, as well as funding Truckee Downtown Merchants Association activities such as Truckee Thursdays, First Fridays and the Bud Fish Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

— Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com


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