Bakersfield Mist

25 July 2017

By Stephen Sachs

Inspired by true events, this sparkling and colourful new comedy-drama asks vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic.

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


Tuesday, 25 July – 8pm


1 hour 45 minutes including interval


“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


Adult $49.00 

Concession $45.00

CPAC Member $45.00

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