Bakersfield Mist – Toronto Fringe 2018 Press Release

Photo of Marie Carrier Gleason in Bakersfield Mist

ytheatre Collective presents

In association with the Toronto Fringe Festival

July 5 – 13, 2018, Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church – Chapel Room

Written by Stephen Sachs
Directed by David Eden
Featuring Marie Carriere Gleason
and Thomas Gough
DAVID EDEN is a Toronto actor and director, directing The Easter Egg and The Kildeer in Toronto and London (Ont) respectively, and more recently Maggie’s Getting Married and Cakewalk at The Village Playhouse. As an actor, David performed Douglas Coupland’s one-man show Life After God in the Toronto Fringe Festival and across the country.

MARIE CARRIERE GLEASON will be remembered for her recent portrayal of Violet in August Osage County at Alumnae Theatre. She wrote her own Fringe play, First Woman Plural which she toured across the country and the United States. Other roles include Amanda, Private Lives, (The Market Square Theatre, Peterborough); Aurelia Plath, Letters Home, (Helen Gardner Phelan Playhouse); Mrs. Budge, The Kildeer (Alumnae Theatre). Her most recent film work was as the elder Miss Brixil in the feature film Level 16.
“Toronto’s Marie Gleason is a delight.” — Halifax Chronicle-Herald
“With unbounded expressiveness, Gleason is adept at creating distinct and varied Individuals.”
— Seattle Post-Intelligencer

THOMAS GOUGH is a well-known Toronto actor in film, television, and on the stage with a number of companies. He has been recently seen at Hart House as The Nazi Captain, Bent; Polonius, Hamlet; Giles Corey, The Crucible.

“I was incredibly impressed with the comedic timing and physicality of Thomas Gough as Giles.” — Lory Diaz, Torontonicity

“[as the Nazi Captain] brutal and terrifying” — Mooney On Theatre
“Thomas Gough manages to be charming and chilling, often in the same breath.”
— Drew Rowsome, My Gay Toronto

Details for Calendar Listings:
Bakersfield Mist

Bakersfield Mist — Stephen Sachs’ hit dark comedy. Is validation a basic human need?
Maude Gutman, an unemployed, chain-smoking ex-bartender living in a run-down California trailer park, believes the painting she bought in a thrift store for $3 is really an undiscovered masterpiece worth millions. When stuffy New York art expert Lionel Percy arrives to validate the work, the result is a fiery and often hilarious debate over class, truth, validation and the meaning of art. Inspired by true events.

Written by Stephen Sachs
Directed by David Eden
Starring Thomas Gough and Marie Carriere Gleason
Presented by ytheatre Collective

Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church – Chapel Room
427 Bloor Street West (Bloor/Spadina), Spadina Subway stop

July 5 at 2:30 PM
July 6 at 7:30 PM
July 8 at 8:30 PM
July 9 at 2:30 PM
July 10 at 5:30 PM
July 12 at 2:30 PM
July 13 at 7:30 PM

All Fringe Tickets are $13
Phone: (416) 966-1062
In Person: Fringe Patio, Scadding Court, 707 Dundas St. West, (corner of Bathurst)

Find us online:
Facebook: @bakersfieldmistTO
Twitter: @BakersfieldMis1
Instagram: @bakersfieldmist

Photo of Marie Carriere Gleason by David Eden