Well-known performers John Woods and Julie Nihill are reuniting in the comedic tale of Bakersfield Mist. It will be staged for five shows at Geelong Performing Arts Centre from 16 to 19 July and for one night only at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Ballarat on 23 July, 2017.
Directed by Lucy Freeman, it’s based on a true story written by award-winning American playwright and director Stephen Sachs. Bakersfield Mist is produced by Tasmanian Theatre Company and Straightjacket Productions.
Maude (Nihill) is an unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, she buys a painting for a few dollars at a thrift shop and despite almost trashing it, she’s convinced its a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions.
When art expert Lionel Percy (Woods) flies over from New York to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he’s about to discover. You’ll be asking questions about what makes art and people truly authentic.
It will great to see John Woods and Julie Nihill star together in Bakersfield Mist as they starred together in the award-winning television series Blue Heelers from it’s premiere in 1993 to the finale in 2006.