It's the fantasy of many: to walk into a thrift store or wander by a garage sale and find a priceless treasure selling for a few bucks. Forget the American Dream, this is the American Castle in the Sky. It's also the basis of playwright Stephen Sachs's Bakersfield Mist, currently playing at the Olney Theatre Center.
REVIEW: Odd couple struggle over art in Bakersfield Mist at Olney
DC THEATRE SCENE • May 17, 2016 • BY JAYNE BLANCHARD
The elite and what writer H.L. Mencken called “the booboisie” clash over what is a genuine masterpiece and the higher purpose of art in Stephen Sach’s uproarious and sneakily thoughtful play Bakersfield Mist.
REVIEW: A potential Jackson Pollock painting sparks an exaggerated class war
WASHINGTON POST • May 17, 2016 • BY CELIA WREN
Curator Lionel Percy gets a full-body workout when he assesses a painting. As portrayed by Michael Russotto in Olney Theatre Center’s “Bakersfield Mist,” the art expert approaches a canvas with an absorption that is positively calisthenic.
Olney Theatre Center is a proud partner of Barrie School.
Olney Theatre Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. All programs are made possible by support from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County; the Maryland State Department of Education; and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts.