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

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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

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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"

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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:  http://goo.gl/P1WPeh