Home #Hwoodtimes Hit comedy ‘Bakersfield Mist’ extends again through Feb. 26 at Fountain Theatre 

Hit comedy ‘Bakersfield Mist’ extends again through Feb. 26 at Fountain Theatre 

Bakersfield Mist — Final extension through Feb. 26. Jenny O’Hara (Transparent, The Mindy Project) and Nick Ullett (As the World Turns,The Big Bang Theory) reprise the roles they created in a revival of Stephen Sachs’ smash hit comedy that premiered at the Fountain, then went on to see productions around the world including London’s West End. Maude Gutman, an unemployed, chain-smoking ex-bartender living in a run down California trailer park, believes the painting she bought in a thrift store for $3 is really an undiscovered masterpiece worth millions. When stuffy New York art expert Lionel Percy arrives to evaluate the work, the result is a fiery and often hilarious debate over class, truth, value and the meaning of art. Inspired by true events.

CRITIC’S CHOICE… DELIGHTFUL AND PROVOCATIVE COMEDY… It’s exhilarating in the extreme when a world premiere play strikes rich on every conceivable level… a perfect marriage of emotion and ideas” — Los Angeles Times


CRITIC’S PICK HILARIOUS… hugely gratifying… a triumph.” —  Backstage

A TOUR DE FORCE… two stunning performances”  — Broadway World


YUM. OR MAYBE I SHOULD SAY WOW!… a sharp comedy with a sneaky social commentary subtext.” — Culture Vulture

DEEP THOUGHTS AND BELLY LAUGHS… brilliantly executed… [a] jewel of a play” —  Frontiers

GENUINELY FUNNY AND POIGNANT… a joy to watch” —  Larchmont Chonicle

BRILLIANT… O’Hara and Ullett, bring this quirky story beautifully to life. This is the Real McCoy. The Art of Theatre, when presented with such care, as this show is, is undeniable” —  On Stage Los Angeles


REFRESHING AND AMUSING… This show is not to be missed.” — Showmag

PICK OF THE WEEK… super clever… keep[s] the audience howling with laughter… another win in the Fountain’s vast trophy case” —  Review Plays


CONSISTENTLY WITTY… WARM, EVEN WISE… Take my word for it—you’re going to have a great time.” — Stage and Cinema

WOW!… CAPTIVATING… ample laughter and a few tears… both actors are performing at the peak of their gifts…. directed to perfection” — Stage Scene LA


“GO!… GLEEFUL RAUNCHINESS… the outstanding actors brawl and emote with delightful abandon.” — LA Weekly

Written and Directed by Stephen Sachs
Starring Jenny O’Hara and Nick Ullett
Produced by Simon Levy and Deborah Lawlor
Presented by The Fountain Theatre

Extended through Feb. 26
Remaining performances:
• Saturdays at 8 p.m.: Jan. 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25
• Sundays at 2 p.m.: Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26
• Mondays at 8 p.m.: Jan.16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 20 (dark Feb. 13)

The Fountain Theatre
5060 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90029
(Fountain at Normandie)

(323) 663-1525 or
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• Premium Seats: $35 (VIP center section, includes 1 free beverage)
• Regular Seating: $30 (side sections)
• Seniors 65 or older: $25 (side sections)
• Students: $20 (valid ID required)
• RUSH: $15 (at the door, 15 mins prior to curtain, subject to availability)
• Pay-What-You-Can every Monday night

Secure, on-site parking: $5

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