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Bakersfield Mist – Hobart

BY STEPHEN SACHS

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PRESENTED BY THE THEATRE ROYAL, THE TASMANIAN THEATRE COMPANY AND STRAIGHTJACKET PRODUCTIONS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE KARRALYKA THEATRE

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
Director: Lucy Freeman
Set Designer: Jill Munro
Lighting Designer: Scott Allan
Sound Designer: Heath Brown

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The Mares
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Bakersfield Mist – Hobart

Theatre Royal
29 Campbell Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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