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Elliot Norton Award, Boston, MA
Jenny O'Hara as Maude Gutman, Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles. World Premiere.
Kathleen Turner and Ian McDiarmid, London.
THE STORY: 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.
Bakersfield Mist is an international hit comedy/drama that is now being performed in regional theatres across the United States and translated into other languages and performed around the world. The play enjoyed a 3-month run on the West End in London starring Kathleen Turner and Ian McDiarmid.
Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs