Bakersfield Mist


Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs
Presented by The Tasmanian Theatre Company and Straightjacket Productions in association with The Karralyka Centre

Is the true value of art in the eyes of the beholder? Maude (Julie Nihill), an unemployed bartender, has bought a painting for a few bucks from an opp shop.

Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it’s a Jackson Pollock worth millions. In fact she’s certain it is. But when world-class art expert, Lionel Percy (John Wood), flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer park home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he really has no idea what he’s about to discover.

Based on a true story, Bakersfield Mist is a comedy set in the present day.

“A thoroughly entertaining 85 minutes of quipping arguing, boozing, opining, fist-fighting and soul-baring” - The Times (pertains to international production)

Cast John Wood, Julie Nihill
Playwright Stephen Sachs
Director Lucy Freeman
Set Designer Jill Munro
Lighting Designer Scott Allan
Sound Designer Heath Brown


Bakersfield Mist is part of the Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre's 2017 Subscription Season. You can become a subscriber by booking and paying for a minimum of four (4) of the 12 Main Season shows from the season brochure at any time during the year!


Ticket Prices:

Adult Subscriber: $45.00 |  Concession Subscriber: $40.00 | Youth Subscriber: $30.00

Adults: $50.00 | Concession: $45.00 | Youth U/25: $35.00 | Child U/15: $15.00 | Group 4+: $45.00ea

Performance Dates and Times:

Tuesday 8th August at 7:30pm

Show duration:

1 hour 45 mins (including intermission)