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IT: BAKERSFIELD MIST
October 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - October 25, 2015 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
IT continues its 45th Anniversary Season with the Arizona premiere of BAKERSFIELD MIST directed by Gail Fitzhugh and starring Roberto Guajardo and Susan Kovitz. This recent London hit tells the story of Maude Gutman, an unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, who believes the painting she bought in a thrift store for three bucks is really the “find of the century”, an undiscovered Jackson Pollock worth millions. Is it authentic or not? When Lionel Percy, a renowned art expert from New York, arrives at Maude’s trailer to evaluate the painting, the two embark on a fiery debate over class, truth, and what we personally perceive as valuable. Inspired by true events, this hilarious and thought-provoking new comedy-drama asks vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic.
BAKERSFIELD MIST will play from October 13-25, 2015 with the official press opening on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The Invisible Theatre is located at 1400 N. First Avenue (at Drachman), Tucson, AZ 85719.
The single show ticket price for BAKERSFIELD MIST is $30. Additional discounts are available for groups, seniors, active military and students. Rush tickets are available for purchase at half-price one half hour prior to performance time and are subject to availability.
Tickets are available for purchase by calling the Invisible Theatre Box Office at (520) 882-9721 and are also available 24/7 online through OvationTix at www.invisibletheatre.com.
The running time is 80 minutes with no intermission.
The Invisible Theatre (IT) of Tucson, a 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to producing quality theatre and arts education experiences for all facets of the community in an intimate setting that showcases local professional talent and guest artists. IT takes its name from the invisible energy that flows between a performer and audience, creating the magic of theatre. Started in 1971 as an arena for local playwrights, the theatre has expanded its programs to include adaptations of classics and recent Off-Broadway plays and musicals, while continuing to encourage new playwrights through both full productions and staged readings.
Under the leadership of Managing Artistic Director Susan Claassen, Associate Artistic Director James Blair, and PR Director Cathy Johnson, IT is strongly committed to community service and outreach programs. The company’s current season includes a six play Main Stage season, many special events, a world class cabaret series, organizational collaborations, educational tours, seminars that encourage community dialogue and Project Pastime – an educational theatre program for the mentally challenged youth.
The Invisible Theatre, the recipient of the first Arizona Theatre Association Award for Best Producing Theatre Company, is a member of the Theatre Communications Group and has long enjoyed both local and national recognition for its strong leadership role in the arts community. Productions take place in an intimate 80-seat converted laundry building. IT celebrates its 45th season with an even greater commitment to professionalism, artistic excellence, accessibility, freedom of expression, diverse programming and creative challenge – thus making the Invisible Theatre a very visible force in Tucson’s cultural community.