To cap off a vibrant month Gasworks Arts Park continues its mainstage Moving Parts Season program, bringing two of Australia’s most experienced actors, John Wood and Julie Nihill, together in an hilarious play where culture and class attitudes collide. These two greats will bring surprising drama, comedy and pathos to a conflict in which both must eventually bare their souls. One night only, 31st August at 7.30pm
Inspired by true events and written by playwright Stephen Sachs, Bakersfield Mist is a comedic drama that asks the question, is the true value of art in the eyes of the beholder? Maude (Julie Nihill), a fifty-something unemployed bartender, has bought a painting for a few bucks from an op shop. Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it’s a Jackson Pollock worth millions. 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.
Bakersfield Mist pits an irresistible force against an immovable object in a piece of surprisingly varied and enjoyable theatre.
Thursday 31 August