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Review: Invisible Theatre explores art, culture in 'Bakersfield Mist'

Review: Invisible Theatre explores art, culture in 'Bakersfield Mist' October 15, 2015 11:45 am   •   By  Ann Brown Arizona Daily Star Review Class attitudes and cultural differences collide like the paint and colors of a Jackson Pollock painting in Stephen Sachs’ comedy “Bakersfield Mist,” which Invisible Theatre opened Wednesday night. Susan Kovitz as Maude and Roberto Guajardo as Lionel in Invisible Theatre’s production of “Bakersfield Mist,” by Stephen Sachs. The comedy was inspired by Jackson Pollock. Read the entire review here: Review: Invisible Theatre explores art, culture in 'Bakersfield Mist'

Review: 'Bakersfield Mist' at Invisible Theatre

Review: 'Bakersfield Mist' at Invisible Theatre by Ann Brown Class attitudes and cultural differences collide like the paint and colors of a Jackson Pollock painting in Stephen Sachs’ comedy “Bakersfield Mist,” which Invisible Theatre opened Wednesday night. Sachs, inspired by news accounts of a woman who purchased what she hoped was a Pollock painting in a thrift store, puts Maude Gutman ( Susan Kovitz ) in The Sage Brush Trailer Park in rural California with a painting that might — or might not — be a pricy Jackson Pollock, which she picked up for $3 as a joke gift for a friend. Maude is a rough-hewn, profanity-spewing unemployed bartender who is anxious to prove the authenticity of the supposed Pollock. She wants it to be real, and not just for the money. A former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, dubbed the “Vatican of art” in the play, and expert from the hoity-toity International Foundation for Art Research in New York, Lionel Percy ( Roberto

Invisible Theatre to open "Bakersfield Mist"

Invisible Theatre to open "Bakersfield Mist" Invisible Theatre to open "Bakersfield Mist" By  Kathleen Allen Jackson Pollock’s work has inspired many. And stories surrounding the artist's works have been inspired, as well. One of those stories drove playwright Stephen Sachs to write “Bakersfield Mist,” which Invisible Theatre opens Wednesday, Oct. 14. Pollock’s work is at the center of the comedy, which is a roller coaster ride with it's smart, biting dialogue to the vast differences between the two characters in the play. Susan Kovitz as Maude and Roberto Guajardo as Lionel in Invisible Theatre's production of "Bakersfield Mist." -- Credit: Tim Fuller Read the entire preview here:


CAPOTE REVEALED IN "TRU" By Chuck Graham, Chuck Yates is Truman Capote in "Tru." I always remember Truman Capote as the flamingly outrageous, perennial TV guest you watched in the 1960s because he was liable to say most anything – the more shocking the better. Parents hated him, which was always a good thing. But that's not the Capote personality we get to see in “Tru” at Invisible Theatre, where visiting guest artist Chuck Yates creates an off-camera Capote desperately alone in his sumptuous apartment at Manhattan's UN Plaza overlooking the East River. Truman unplugged, you might say. Directed by Yates' good friend Larry Raben, the actor in this one-man show creates a mincing Capote on the edge of losing it. Facing the collapse of his career, he refuses to face anything. Always changing his focus, nervously looking some place else for help, he's desperate to get a laugh, grab for a straight line he can turn i

Review: Invisible Theatre's 'Tru'

September 03, 2015 10:45 am   •   Kathleen Allen Arizona Daily Star Truman Capote was brilliant. Funny. Acerbic. Mean spirited. Completely self-destructive. And Chuck Yates brings the late author of “In Cold Blood” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” to chilling life in Invisible Theatre’s production of the Jay Presson Allen play “Tru,” which opened Wednesday. Yates is recreating the role he first played for the Palm Springs, Calif. theater he co-founded, Coyote StageWorks. He shimmied into the skin of the man who was short, chubby, an alcoholic and, at the time the play is set, Christmas, 1975, abandoned by most of his high-brow friends thanks to a tell-all chapter of his unpublished book “Answered Prayers” published in Esquire magazine. Yates has incorporated Capote’s fluttery hands, eccentric mannerisms, and given us a reasonable facsimile of that distinctive, high-pitched voice. It’s not hard to believe we are watching the real Capote as he paces back and forth in his highris


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Music, dance acting in Invisiible Theatre's Sizzling Summer Sounds cabaret series

It’s not just the heat that’s sizzling this summer. You’ll find the sizzle, too, in Invisible Theatre’s summer cabaret series, Sizzling Summer Sounds. Eight different shows stretched over three weeks make up the series, and they each promise a triple treat — acting, dance and music, says  Susan Claassen , the managing artistic director of The Invisible Theatre and director and producer of the series. Audience members “should expect the unexpected in glorious talent,” says Claassen. The music touches on different genres and generations, with tunes that ranges from ragtime to Carole King. And don’t expect an evening of background sounds. “The music is the highlight, it’s not a sidebar to conversation,” Classen says. This year marks the series’ 25th anniversary, and in celebration some of the original performers from the premiere of Sizzling Summer Sounds are coming back to open the series in “The Borscht Belt Boys and Girl — The Sequel,” featuring veterans of IT’s cabare


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