25 July 2017
By Stephen Sachs
Is the true value of art in the eyes of the beholder?
Maude (Julie Nihill), an unemployed bartender, has bought a painting for a few bucks from an opp shop. Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it’s a Jackson Pollock worth millions. In fact she’s certain it is. But when world-class art expert, Lionel Percy (John Wood), flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer park home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he really has no idea what he’s about to discover.
Based on a true story, Bakersfield Mist is a comedy set in the present day.
Cast: John Wood and Julie Nihill // Directed by Lucy Freeman // Set Designer Jill Munro // Lighting Designer Scott Allan // Sound Designer Heath Brown
Warning // Strong language
Presented by The Tasmanian Theatre Company and Straightjacket Productions in association with The Karralyka Centre and Cessnock Performing Arts Centre.Image: Gina Milicia
“A thoroughly entertaining 85 minutes of quipping arguing, boozing, opining, fist-fighting and soul-baring” - The Times
“An intellectual show full of shadings” - Daily Mail
CPAC Member $45.00
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