Bakersfield Mist

by Stephen Sachs

Directed by Angela Timberman

Featuring Jen Maren & John Middleton

March 17 – April 2, 2023

Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, has bought a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover. Inspired by true events, this hilarious and thought-provoking comedy-drama asks vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic. 

“A triumph! Hugely gratifying! An absorbing, hilarious two-hander about the nature of art and the vagaries of human perception.” —Backstage.

“It’s exhilarating in the extreme when a play strikes rich on every conceivable level. A wry two-hander that handles highbrow artistic issues while zinging in plenty of uproarious one-liners. A perfect marriage of emotion and ideas that is rare indeed.” —LATimes.

Bakersfield Mist opens Friday, March 17th and runs through Sunday, April 2nd, 2023 at the Gremlin Theatre – 550 Vandalia Street, St. Paul, MN 55114.

Free parking is available in the huge lot on Wabash Avenue near the water tower or on the streets around the building.  There is also a lot across the street on the north side of Wabash Avenue.  Enter the Annex building via the double doors that say Gremlin Theatre next to Lake Monster brewery.

Bakersfield Mist

Adults: $32
Seniors: $28
Under 30: Pay half price to any performance! ($16)

Performances start at 7:30pm Wednesdays through Saturdays, and 3:00pm on Sundays.  Seating begins 30 minutes prior to show time.

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All seating is general admission.

Content: This production contains adult language and themes, including sex, drugs, violence, suicide, and what makes bad art.

Tickets are available for purchase online up to one hour before showtime, by phone and in person the evening of the show. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the button below:


You can can also order tickets by phone by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 8:00pm.

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