The onscreen pairing of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz is at the heart of one of the most popular TV shows in history. Who would have thought that to get on the air, they had to battle both a network and a sponsor who thought the show couldn't possibly succeed? Playwright Gregg Oppenheimer – son of I Love Lucy’s creator Jess Oppenheimer – spins the hilarious true story behind America’s beloved TV comedy.
Includes an interview with playwright Gregg Oppenheimer.
Directed by Michael Hackett.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production, starring (in alphabetical order):
Starring, in alphabetical order:
Ron Bottita as William S. Paley, William Frawley, and others;
Seamus Dever as Jess Oppenheimer;
Sarah Drew as Lucille Ball;
Abigail Marks as Vivian Vance, Betty Garrett, and others;
Matthew Floyd Miller as Don Sharpe, Bob LeMond and others;
Rob Nagle as Hubbell Robinson and others;
Oscar Nunez as Desi Arnaz;
And Nick Toren as Harry Ackerman