Home town girl goes to big city

Dawn Wells

Dawn Wells

Actress Dawn Wells, a Reno High School graduate and former Miss Nevada, is about to begin work on a play in New York, Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Village Voice columnist Michael Musto last week ran an item seeking a sublet for her “in the West 40s area, near the theater she’ll be performing at. … Serious respondents only. Come on, you can dine off this for years!”

Wells was also scheduled to play Sarah Palin in last month’s Sheep Dip show in Sparks. She was forced to cancel her appearance in because she was working on a movie, It’s Our Time, that did not wrap on schedule.

Sheep Dip is an annual show that pokes fun at the previous year’s events in Nevada and elsewhere.

Wells has recently finished a book, What Would Mary Ann Do? She describes it as “a conversation between Dawn and Mary Ann,” her wholesome character on Gilligan’s Island, about “today’s world, Mary Ann and Dawn’s values, etcetera.”