"Bakersfield Mist,"

by Stephen Sachs

 January 13 - 29




The Studio proudly presents Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs. This play is a hilarious and thought-provoking comedy-drama that asks vital questions about what makes art – and people – truly authentic.

Inspired by true events, Bakersfield Mist is the story of Maude Gutman - an unemployed, former bartender living in a run-down trailer park - who believes the painting she bought in a thrift store as a gag gift for only a few dollars is an undiscovered masterpiece worth millions. When the stuffy, world-class art expert Lionel Percy arrives from New York to evaluate the work, the result is a fiery and often hilarious debate over class, truth, value and the meaning of art.


“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” - London Times


Directed by Richard Powers-Hardt, Bakersfield Mist features Studio members Marney Austin and Tom Koelbel.


Theatre Artists Studio presents Bakersfield Mist from January 13 through January 29, 2017, at The Studio, 4848 E. Cactus Rd, #406, in Scottsdale. Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.


Note: This play contains mature language.


Tickets are $25 for General Admission; $20 for Groups of 10 or More, Seniors 65 and over and Members of the Military, and $15 for Students 25 & Under. For tickets, call the box office at 602-765-0120 or visit our TICKETS page.

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