RACINE — Over Our Head Players opens a provocative and hilarious look at what makes art — and people — authentic with “Bakersfield Mist” by Stephen Sachs. Based on a true incident, “Bakersfield Mist” runs Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, at the Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth St.
Inspired by true events, class and culture clash in a hilarious punch of edgy dialogue and tingling bite. Maude, an unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, has bought a painting from a thrift store as a gag gift. Now, she’s convinced it’s a lost Jackson Pollock masterpiece worth millions. But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy arrives to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover.
The “Bakersfield Mist” cast includes Patti Fitchett and Todd Johnson. Rich Smith directs and production manages, and Skip Carlson stage manages.
Performances are held at 8 p.m. Friday, and 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $18. For reservations or information, go to www.overourheadplayers.org or call the box office at 262-632-6802.