BAKERSFIELD MIST opens May 27th at the Duchess Theatre20 May 2014
Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs opens May 27th at the Duchess Theatre starring Kathleen Turner and Ian Mcdiarmid, Directed by Polly Teale.
Maude Gutman, an unemployed bartender living in a trailer park in the California desert, believes the painting she bought in a thrift store for three dollars as a gag gift is really an undiscovered Jackson Pollock worth millions. Is this the find of the century or a clever forgery? When eminent New York art historian and expert Lionel Percy arrives at Maude’s trailer to evaluate the painting, the two embark on a fiery debate over class, truth, and what we personally perceive as valuable. Inspired by true events, Bakersfield Mist is a lively and delightful comedy about the meaning of art.
“It’s exhilarating in the extreme when a world premiere play strikes rich on every conceivable level.” – The Los Angeles Times on Bakersfield Mist
Bakersfield Mist is now published and available from Josef Weinberger Plays, ISBN 978 0 85676 344 1, Script price £8.00.