Top Aussie actors on stage at Whitehorse Centre

August 25, 2017 by  

Mitcham residents will have an opportunity to see some of Australia’s most popular actors in action in the latest stage presentation at the Whitehorse Centre.

Bakersfield Mist is what Whitehorse Councillor Sharon Ellis describes as a charming work that has evolved around the dream that many people have shared of purchasing an old treasure from a charity shop for a mere pittance only to find it is worth millions.

“Starring the very recognisable and talented TV and stage performers John Wood and Julie Nihill and based on a true story, this is a charming, funny work that asks, `is the true value of art in the eyes of the beholder?’,” said Cr Ellis.

She said the play is written by Stephen Sachs and is a clever and sophisticated comedy.

“It is about Maude, an unemployed bartender, who has bought a painting for a few bucks from an op shop. Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it’s a Jackson Pollock and worth millions. In fact she’s certain it is.”

When Lionel Percy, a New York-based world-class art expert, flies in and turns up at her home in a trailer park in Bakersfield to check out the authenticity of the painting, he has no idea about what he is soon to discover.

Theatre lovers are urged to circle the September 1 and 2 performances on their calendars. Contact the Whitehorse Centre for bookings.