Hylton Presents

Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom

Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall


L.A. Theatre Works

Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director
By Gregg Oppenheimer  

Lucy's biggest scheme ever? Persuading the CBS studio heads to air I Love Lucy in the first place! Stroll down memory lane in this behind-the-scenes look at one of America’s best-loved TV shows of all time. From 1951 to 1957, America tuned in to see what crazy plans Lucy concocted with her bestie, Ethel. From Gregg Oppenheimer, son of I Love Lucy’s creator, comes the extraordinary story behind the show: how Lucille Ball fought to represent her real-life multiethnic marriage to television viewers; how she insisted that the show be filmed before a studio audience in Hollywood; and how she convinced the writers to incorporate her actual pregnancy into the storyline, an absolute taboo in the 1950s. L.A. Theatre Works’ radio-style production of Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom presents the hilarious true story behind America’s beloved comedy. 

This performance is appropriate for all ages.

Prices: $46, $39, $28, half-price for youth through Grade 12

Run Time: 70 minutes, no intermission

The program for this performance will be available the week of the event. View or download the digital program.

A limited quantity of free student tickets will be available two Tuesdays prior to the event. Learn more.

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