Bakersfield Mist - DPS ACTING EDITION

Bakersfield Mist - DPS ACTING EDITION $13

Stephen Sachs

Published by Dramatists Play Service

1 Male 1 Female

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 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 what makes art and people truly authentic


"Not to be missed!"~ Vanity Fair

"A triumph! Hugely gratifying!" ~ Backstage

"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

"Thoroughly entertaining Put a smile on my face and kept my brain buzzing for a good while afterward" ~ The Times

"Wonderfully funny! Entertaining one of the best plays on now in London. Terrific! Definitely the genuine article" ~ The Telegraph

"Sachs' short, clever play is a battle of wits" ~ The New York Times

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