Bakersfield Mist

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Straight from a hit run in London's West End comes a comedy about a low class woman with high art ambitions.

Inspired by true events, Bakersfield Mist is the story of Maude Gutman, an unemployed, chain-smoking ex-bartender living in a run-down California trailer park, who believes the painting she bought in a thrift store for $3 is really an undiscovered Jackson Pollock masterpiece worth millions. When stuffy New York art expert Lionel Percy arrives to evaluate the work, the result is a fiery and often hilarious debate over class, truth, value and the meaning of art.

Artistic Director Sean Lewis says: "Two great actors, a battle of wits and authenticity... I'd say sit back and let this one knock you over."

Bakersfield Mist
  • 213 N Gilbert St
  • Iowa City, IA 52245
  • 9/24/2017, 10/1/2017
  • Riverside Theatre
  • $12-30