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Live Theatre: Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs

March 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm


In partnership with the Everyman Repertory Theatre, we present Bakersfield Mist – a one-act play by Stephen Sachs.

Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, has bought a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover. Inspired by true events, this hilarious and thought-provoking new comedy-drama asks vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic.

The production will take place in the museum’s auditorium, and will be the first fully-staged production that Everyman Rep will be performing at the Farnsworth. Performances will be Saturdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 2 from March 10 through the 25th.

Cast and crew:
Directed by David Troup
Maude Gutman: Jennifer Hodgson
Lionel Percy: Paul Hodgson

Set by John Bielenberg
Lights by Tom Sadowski

Playwright Stephen Sachs is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles. He graduated from Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy and worked as an actor at many theaters in L.A., making his debut as a professional stage director with an adaptation of The Baron in the Trees. Sachs has won many awards and is the only director in L.A. to have won the Ovation Award (L.A.’s version of the Tony Award) for Best Director of a Play twice.