Bakersfield Mist


Bakersfield Mist

A wry comedy by Stephen Sachs

Directed by Argo Thompson & Kimberly Kalember

November 17 - December 2, 2017

A hilarious and thought-provoking true story (almost) about what makes art and people truly authentic.

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THE STORY: A down-on-her luck bartender buys a painting for a few bucks at a local thrift store. She’s convinced it’s a lost masterpiece worth millions. When a world-class art expert arrives at her trailer home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover.

Meet the Cast

Maude Gutman: Sandra Ish
Lionel Percy: Mike Pavone

Artistic Team

  • Director: Argo Thompson & Kimberly Kalember
  • Set Designer: Argo Thompson
  • Lighting Designer: April George
  • Sound Designer: Joe Winkler
  • Costume Designer: TBD
  • Stage Manager: April George



“Not to be missed! [BAKERSFIELD MIST] tackles large creative questions with well-timed zingers.”
—Vanity Fair

“Thoroughly entertaining…Put a smile on my face and kept my brain buzzing for a good while afterward."
—The Times (London)

“Wonderfully funny! Entertaining…one of the best plays on now in London. Terrific! Definitely the genuine article.”
—The Telegraph (London)

“Sachs’ short, clever play is a battle of wits.”
—The New York Times

“It’s exhilarating in the extreme when a play strikes rich on every conceivable level. A wry two-hander that handles highbrow artistic issues while zinging in plenty of uproarious one-liners. A perfect marriage of emotion and ideas that is rare indeed.”
—Los Angeles Times