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Time: November 19, 2016 at 8pm to December 12, 2016 at 8pm
Location: Fountain Theatre
Street: 5060 Fountain Avenue
City/Town: Los Angeles, CA
Website or Map: http://www.FountainTheatre.com
Event Type: theatrical, comedy
Organized By: Lucy Pollak
Latest Activity: Nov 10, 2016
Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs, the Fountain’s smash hit comedy that went on to see productions around the world, including London’s West End, will return to the Fountain for a limited 4-week engagement beginning Nov. 19. Sachs will again direct, with Jenny O’Hara (Transparent, The Mindy Project) and Nick Ullett (As the World Turns, The Big Bang Theory) reprising the roles they created.
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 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.
“Stephen’s play has enjoyed success around the country and the world, so when Jenny and Nick became available, we jumped at the chance to bring it back,” says producer Simon Levy. “We live in such stressful times, and this play offers the perfect antidote — it’s very funny, yet also thought-provoking. Just in time for the holidays.”
Bakersfield Mist runs Nov. 19 through Dec. 12 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.; and Mondays at 8 p.m. (dark Monday, Nov. 21). Three preview performances take place on Wednesday, Nov. 16; Thursday, Nov. 17; and Friday, Nov. 18, all at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $15–$35; every Monday is Pay-What-You-Can. The Fountain Theatre is located at 5060 Fountain Avenue (at Normandie) in LA. Secure, on-site parking is available for $5. The Fountain Theatre is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible. For reservations and info, call (323) 663-1525 or go to www.FountainTheatre.com.