WITH CARPENTER SQUARE THEATRE
JANUARY 6 - 28, 2017
A comedy-drama by Stephen Sachs, rated PG13.
Inspired by true events, the play pits Maude Gutman, a bawdy, boozy thrift shop collector against Lionel Percy, a snooty world-class art expert from New York. Maude has lived alone in a crummy trailer park in Bakersfield, California for thirty-three years, and has no taste for or knowledge of fine art. She purchased an “ugly” painting for three bucks at Daisy’s Junk Shop as a joke on a friend. Spurred on by a local art teacher, Maude is now convinced it is a modern art masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. When Lionel arrives to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover. Over the course of an afternoon, the two wrestle with the truth and each other. By turns hilarious and thought-provoking, the play questions what makes art, and people, truly authentic.
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