Maude Gutman, an unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, believes the painting she bought in a thrift store for three dollars as a gag gift is really an undiscovered Jackson Pollock worth millions. Is this the find of the century or a clever forgery? When eminent New York art historian and expert Lionel Percy 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, Bakersfield Mist is a lively and delightful comedy about the meaning of art and life.

Warning: Strong Language used in this production.

Bakersfield Mist Program

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Show Dates

April 29 – May 14, 2022

Thursday – Saturday  at  8:00 pm
Sunday  at  2:00 pm


Cast & Crew

Jennifer Cornish

Jennifer Cornish

Last onstage with Trevor in Dine Her, a romantic comedy with zombies, performed at the Harmony Lunch Diner in Waterloo, Jen says Bakersfield Mist is equally exciting (but without zombies.) Other roles include Hollywood Arms (here at Elmira Theatre Company); The Other Place and An Act Of God (DTP); Kimberly Akimbo and Pearl Gidley (Lost & Found); Nowhere Ontario (Backyard Theatre); History Boys (GITA); As Bees In Honey Drown and Queen Milli Of Galt (Cambridge); Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (KW); And Shirley Valentine (4th Wall Productions). Jen is well-known for her international award-winning performance of the Irish play Myra’s Story.

Trevor Smith Diggins

Trevor Smith Diggins

Trevor has worked in local theatres for decades as an actor, director, producer, and consultant. An alumnus of Theatre Ontario’s Talent Bank, he has earned eight awards for Best Actor. Favourite turns onstage include The Elephant Man, The Drowsy Chaperone and Wild Guys (Guelph); DineHer (Waterloo); The Dresser (Cambridge); Self-Help (Elora), and Harvest (Elmira). Trevor is an artistic producer for the Downtown Theatre Project in Guelph. In 2019, he played Martin in DTP’s The Goat and directed two shows: God of Carnage and The Other Place. Trevor is thrilled to be back in Elmira and on the boards again with Jennifer.