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Thank You for Sharing: Comments from Audience Members of “Bakersfield Mist”


Daniel Bortz

Just a quick note to say how much my daughter and I enjoyed your play, Bakersfield Mist.  Since I love art, especially art from 1900 on, and especially the Abstract Expressionists, and Pollack. You had me before it even started. For my daughter it was her first “official” grown-up play. I just wanted to take a moment to let you to know I thought it was terrific, the theatre was full and the actors rocked it. May it travel far and wide. - Daniel Bortz (Dec 5)

Going to the theater can be a pleasure and such is the case with Bakersfield Mist currently at the Fountain Theatre. There aren’t enough adjectives to describe this production. But here are a few: Incredible script, brilliant acting, a performance that would easily win the hearts of the most demanding theatergoer. Move it to the Geffen or The Taper. The show demands to be seen. Thank you one and all. All the best. - Ronnie Greenberg (Dec 5)

Ellie Herman

What a lovely, thought-provoking, beautiful play!!  My God, the performances were wonderful– Jenny O’Hara had us laughing from the beginning and near tears at the end.  I was absolutely in suspense throughout about the painting–was it or wasn’t it?–and loved the resolution, which I didn’t expect at all.  I am so impressed by the complexity and depth of [the writing].  So concise and with so much meaning packed into such a small space.  So much to think about and talk about for a long time.  I woke up happily thinking and wondering about some of the arguments in the play.  All in all a wonderful evening–thank you! - Ellie Herman (Dec 3)

Thank you! Thank you! My sister and I really enjoyed Bakersfield Mist! What a great play, good writing and excellent acting by 2 great performers. We really enjoyed it. I can see why it has been extended again and again. -  Karen Hougaard

David Levinson

Just a quick note to say that we (finally) saw the play last night (after four sold-out attempts) and loved it.  The play was both very smart and moving and, I thought, really well-plotted. I also thought it was really funny. Jenny and Nick were both wonderful but, what was also great was that it has two terrific parts for older actors that should keep the play running for a long time to come, which I hope it does. - David Levinson (Dec 4)

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