Inspired by a true story, an unemployed bartender living in a trailer park buys a painting at a thrift store for three dollars – and then comes to believe that it might be a long-lost Jackson Pollock worth millions. However, as she learns, words like “authenticity” can become slippery when the art world is forced to clash with the rest of the world. That’s the premise of Bakersfield Mist, which will have its Garden State premiere this week at the New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch. It runs from December 1 – January 22, 2012. Christopher Benincasa speaks with Executive Producer Gabor Barabas.